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October 24, 2014

TDP: REPUBLICANS ASHAMED OF STATEWIDE BALLOT

A Republican door hanger in Dallas lists only Greg Abbott and local candidates, omitting the rest of the statewide Republican ticket.

From Texas Democratic Party


October 24, 2014

MIKE COLLIER CAMPAIGN: GLENN HEGAR NOT TRANSPARENT ABOUT REFORMS

On October 29, Mike Collier and Glenn Hegar will debate on Time Warner Cable News in Austin. Mike Collier has called on Glenn Hegar to debate since April, and he can’t wait to discuss the issues that matter to Texas taxpayers.

From Mike Collier Campaign


October 24, 2014

SENATOR TED CRUZ: TIME TO DROP THE 'ILLUSION' THAT LATEST TERROR ATTACKS ARE 'RADOM ACTS'

U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, today, exclusive to the Washington Free Beacon, said that the attacks in Ottawa and Jerusalem are not random acts of senseless violence, but are acts motivated by an extreme ideology that poses a direct threat to our national security and values.

From Senator Ted Cruz


October 24, 2014

ALLIANCE OF INDEPENDENT PHARMACISTS OF TEXAS: ENDORSES STATE REPRESENTATIVE J.D. SHEFFIELD FOR RE-ELECTION

Today the Alliance of Independent Pharmacists of Texas (Alliance) endorsed State Representative J.D. Sheffield for re-election in House District 59 for his steadfast and enduring commitment to the independent pharmacy industry.

From Alliance of Independent Pharmacists of Texas


October 24, 2014

ALLIANCE OF INDEPENDENT PHARMACISTS OF TEXAS: ENDORSES SID MILLER FOR COMMISSIONER OF THE TEXAS DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

Today the Alliance of Independent Pharmacists of Texas (Alliance) endorsed former Texas house member Sid Miller for the office of Commissioner of the Texas Department of Agriculture.

From Alliance of Independent Pharmacists of Texas


October 24, 2014

OFFICE OF THE GOVERNOR: PERRY STATEMENT ON NINA PHAM BEING DECLARED EBOLA-FREE

Gov. Rick Perry today released the following statement following word that Nina Pham has been declared Ebola-free. “News that Ms. Pham is free of the Ebola virus is certainly reason to celebrate and I ask all Texans to join me in wishing her a full and speedy recovery.

From Office of the Governor


October 24, 2014

OFFICE OF THE GOVERNOR: TASK FORCE ON INFECTIOUS DISEASE PREPAREDNESS AND RESPONSE

The Texas Task Force on Infectious Disease Preparedness and Response, under the direction of Dr. Brett P. Giroir, today held its first public hearing at the State Capitol.

From Office of the Governor


October 23, 2014

LETICIA VAN DE PUTTE CAMPAIGN: 40 DAYS, 40 WAYS DAN PATRICK IS WRONG FOR TEXAS #12: DAN PATRICK VOTED AGAINST OUR VETERANS

This November, Texans will have the chance to elect Leticia Van de Putte, a proven problem solver, who will fight for all Texans, as their next lieutenant governor. We are 12 days away from the general election. Today, we continue to highlight our top 40 reasons why Dan Patrick is not prepared to lead Texas.

From Leticia Van de Putte Campaign


October 23, 2014

TEXAS NURSE PRACTITIONER PAC: PROUDLY ENDORSES KONNI BURTON FOR TEXAS SENATE DISTRICT 10

From Texas Nurse Practitioners PAC


October 23, 2014

WENDY DAVIS CAMPAIGN: TEXAS TRIBUNE CALLS ABBOTT'S REFUSAL TO ANSWER WHETHER HE'D DEFEND AN INTERRACIAL MARRIAGE BAN A "BIG GIANT STEAMING MESS"

In this week's Texas Tribune Tribcast, Reeve Hamilton, Emily Ramshaw and Ross Ramsey discussed how Greg Abbott's refusal to answer whether he'd defend an interracial marriage ban was a mistake - or as they put a "a big giant steaming mess."

From Wendy Davis Campaign


October 23, 2014

LONE STAR PROJECT: SUSAN HAWK'S DANGEROUS SECRET

Susan Hawk has a secret, and she’s not letting Dallas County voters in on it. As a criminal court judge, Hawk presided over the case of a dangerous career criminal named Michael Wyatt.

From Lone Star Project


October 23, 2014

INDEPENDENT BANKERS ASSOCIATION OF TEXAS: CONGRESSMAN RANDY NEUGEBAUER RECEIVES TRAILBLAZER AWARD FROM INDEPENDENT BANKERS ASSN. OF TEXAS

The Independent Bankers Association of Texas (IBAT) honored Congressman Randy Neugebauer with the IBAT Leadership Division Trailblazer Award. Congressman Neugebauer was presented the prestigious award on October 21 at an IBAT Leadership Division regional luncheon in Lubbock.

From Independent Bankers Association of Texas


October 23, 2014

SENATOR TED CRUZ: WE STAND IN SOLIDARITY WITH ISRAEL AND CANADA

U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, released the following statement today regarding the terrorists attacks in Ottawa and Jerusalem yesterday: “The attacks in Ottawa and Jerusalem yesterday are stark reminders that while radical Islamic terrorism may have originated in the Middle East, it is not confined to that region.

From Senator Ted Cruz


October 23, 2014

WENDY DAVIS CAMPAIGN: ASK LT. GOV. NOMINEE DAVID DEWHURST HOW ACCURATE TEXAS TRIBUNE INTERNET SURVEYS ARE

Texas Tribune internet surveys aren't polls. They are internet surveys...really inaccurate ones. Don't believe us? Just ask the Republican nominee for Lieutenant Governor David Dewhurst.

From Wendy Davis Campaign


October 23, 2014

THE UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS: UT/TEXAS TRIBUNE POLL: DOUBLE-DIGIT LEADS FAVOR REPUBLICANS IN STATEWIDE RACES

Gubernatorial candidate Greg Abbott and other Texas Republicans continue to hold double-digit leads in major statewide races in the latest University of Texas/Texas Tribune Poll.

From The University of Texas


October 23, 2014

WENDY DAVIS CAMPAIGN: LAUNCHES LATEST SPANISH TV AD: NUESTRO MOMENTO

The Wendy Davis campaign has launched its latest Spanish language TV ad "Nuestro Momento" - or Our Moment - featuring Davis interacting with families across the state and emphasizing the importance of their participation in this election.

From Wendy Davis Campaign


October 23, 2014

REPRESENTATIVE LARRY GONZALES: ANNOUNCES UIL ROBOTICS PILOT PROGRAM

Rep. Larry Gonzales (R-Round Rock) today announced the beginning of a pilot program which could result in robotics competitions being recognized as an official University Interscholastic League (UIL) event.

From Representative Larry Gonzales


October 23, 2014

DALLAS AREA LEGISLATIVE DELEGATION: BRANCH, GIDDINGS NORTH TEXAS EBOLA UPDATE

Various events have occurred in the North Texas fight against the Ebola virus recently. As of Wednesday afternoon, 66 individuals in the North Texas region considered at risk for contracting Ebola have now been released from county monitoring after completing surveillance and are considered Ebola free.

From Dallas Area Legislative Delegation


October 23, 2014

COLE BALLWEG CAMPAIGN: NURSES ENDORSE COLE BALLWEG FOR HD94

Texas RN/APRN PAC has officially endorsed Cole Ballweg for HD94. The nurses join a very impressive list of organizations that have endorsed Cole including the police, firefighters, farmers, hospitals, teachers, and Parent Pac.

From Cole Ballweg Campaign


October 23, 2014

REPRESENTATIVE SERGIO MUNOZ, JR.: RGV VETERANS HEALTHCARE SYSTEM INITIATIVE

State Senator Juan "Chuy" Hinojosa and State Representative Sergio Muñoz, Jr. conducted a joint press conference today to formally announce the effort to create a Veterans Healthcare System for the Rio Grande Valley that would be based in the new UTRGV Medical School and spread among Valley communities through contracted healthcare facilities.

From Representative Sergio Munoz, Jr.


October 23, 2014

OFFICE OF THE GOVERNOR: PERRY APPOINTS MEADOR TO TEXAS LOTTERY COMMISSION

Gov. Rick Perry has appointed Jeff Meador of Austin to the Texas Lottery Commission for a term to expire Feb. 1, 2015. The commission oversees the Texas Lottery, and ensures lottery and bingo games are conducted in a legal and fair manner.

From Office of the Governor


October 23, 2014

TDP: KEN PAXTON IS BAD FOR TEXAS SCHOOLS

When Ken Paxton first ran for office, he said wanted to change the education system and improve school funding. When faced with the opportunity to advocate for Texas schools, Paxton chose to oppose the budget that would restore education funding.

From Texas Democratic Party


October 23, 2014

TEXAS EDUCATION AGENCY: TEXAS SAFE SCHOOLS WEEK: ALL-HAZARD APPROACH TO SAFE AND ORDERLY SCHOOLS SHOULD EMBRACE HEALTH AND MENTAL HEALTH

As part of Texas Safe Schools Week (Oct. 19-25), the Texas School Safety Center (TxSSC) at Texas State University and the Texas Education Agency (TEA) noted that mental health plays a key role in a safe and secure learning environment.

From Texas Education Agency


October 23, 2014

OFFICE OF THE GOVERNOR: PERRY APPOINTS JARAMILLO AS JUDGE OF 400TH JUDICIAL DISTRICT COURT

Gov. Rick Perry has appointed Maggie Jaramillo of Richmond as judge of the 400th Judicial District Court in Fort Bend County for a term to expire at the 2016 general election.

From Office of the Governor


October 23, 2014

MIKE COLLIER CAMPAIGN: GLENN HEGAR: POLITICIAN

On October 29, Mike Collier and Glenn Hegar will debate on Time Warner Cable News in Austin. Mike Collier has called on Glenn Hegar to debate since April, and he can’t wait to discuss the issues that matter to Texas taxpayers.

From Mike Collier Campaign


October 23, 2014

TDP: UNVEILS EQUAL PAY BILLBOARD IN DALLAS

Today, the Texas Democratic Party has put up a billboard in Dallas that highlights the equal pay crisis facing Texas women and points out that Republican Dan Patrick does not believe the issue warrants attention.

From Texas Democratic Party


October 23, 2014

OFFICE OF THE GOVERNOR: PERRY TOURS ADVANCED MANUFACTURING FACILITY WITH CAPABILITY TO RAPIDLY PRODUCE LIFE-SAVING DRUGS

Gov. Rick Perry today toured the Texas A&M National Center for Therapeutics Manufacturing, one of the pioneering vaccine and therapeutic manufacturing facilities that comprise the Texas A&M Center for Innovation in Advanced Development and Manufacturing (CIADM).

From Office of the Governor


October 23, 2014

CROSSWIND MEDIA AND PUBLIC RELATIONS: CROSSWIND POLL SHOWS ABBOTT WITH SIGNIFICANT LEAD

A poll conducted by Crosswind Media and Public Relations shows Republican Greg Abbott leading Democrat Wendy Davis by 52.4 percent to 31 percent in the race for Texas governor, with 16.2 percent of voters undecided. The live telephone survey of 500 likely voters was conducted Oct. 9-12. The margin of error for the poll was 4.33 percent.

From Crosswind Media and Public Relations


October 23, 2014

KATHIE GLASS CAMPAIGN: GLASS COMPLETES TEXAS 254 TOUR IN EL PASO

Kathie Glass, Libertarian for Texas Governor, has now visited all 254 Texas counties during her campaign. The EL Paso Libertarian Party hosted an event for Glass and Alexandro Lozano and other local Libertarian candidates Tuesday evening that was well attended and received.

From Kathie Glass Campaign


October 23, 2014

PETE GALLEGO CAMPAIGN: NEW TV AD "PUT TEXAS FIRST"

Today, the campaign of Congressman Pete Gallego (TX23) went up on the air with a new TV ad called "Put Texas First." The ad continues to highlight Pete Gallego's record of working across party lines to get things done for Texans.

From Pete Gallego Campaign


October 23, 2014

SENATOR JOSE RODRIGUEZ: KEY ISSUES OF TRUANCY LAW AND CRIMINAL RECORDS TO BE ADDRESSED AT SENATE JURISPRUDENCE COMMITTEE HEARING

The Texas Senate Jurisprudence Committee will hear testimony on truancy law and how criminal records are kept¾issues that affect tens of thousands of Texans¾during its meeting Thursday (Oct. 23) in Austin. State Sen. José Rodríguez, a member of the Texas Senate Jurisprudence Committee, will participate in the hearing, which involves two interim charges:

From Senator Jose Rodriguez


October 23, 2014

HOUSTON POLICE OFFICERS' UNION: AIRS NEW RADIO AD BLASTING KIM OGG

The Houston Police Officers’ Union PAC began airing a new radio ad this morning in the District Attorney’s race, blasting Democrat challenger Kim Ogg for illegally releasing the identity of victims. The ad is now airing on local radio stations.

From Houston Police Officers' Union


October 23, 2014

MEDICAL AND PERSONAL FREEDOM PAC: CAN THE ATTORNEY GENERAL'S RACE BECOME A REFERENDUM ON TEXAS MARIJUANA POLICY?

The Libertarian Party’s candidate for Attorney General, Jamie Balagia, hopes his candidacy will be seen by voters as a referendum and mandate to reform marijuana laws in Texas.

From Medical and Personal Freedom PAC


October 21, 2014

LETICIA VAN DE PUTTE CAMPAIGN: ICYMI: THE EAGLE ENDORSES LETICIA VAN DE PUTTE FOR LT. GOVERNOR

Yesterday, The Eagle, the Texas A&M Bryan-College newspaper, endorsed Leticia Van de Putte for Lieutenant Governor. [The Eagle, 10/21/14] The Eagle on Leticia Van de Putte’s responsible leadership:

From Leticia Van de Putte Campaign


October 21, 2014

LETICIA VAN DE PUTTE CAMPAIGN: 40 DAYS, 40 WAYS DAN PATRICK IS WRONG FOR TEXAS #14 DAN PATRICK VOTED TWICE AGAINST NEIGHBORHOOD SCHOOLS

This November, Texans will have the chance to elect Leticia Van de Putte, a proven problem solver, who will fight for all Texans, as their next lieutenant governor. We are 14 days away from the general election. Today, we continue to highlight our top 40 reasons why Dan Patrick is not prepared to lead Texas.

From Leticia Van de Putte Campaign


October 21, 2014

PETE GALLEGO CAMPAIGN: NOT EVEN WILL HURD BELIEVES LATEST GOP ATTACK ON GALLEGO

Voters in TX23 recently received a blatantly false and intentionally misleading mail piece (below) from a Koch brothers-funded Super PAC called Concerned Veterans of America (CVA).

From Pete Gallego Campaign


October 21, 2014

LETICIA VAN DE PUTTE CAMPAIGN: MAN WHO BELIEVES GOD SPEAKS TO US THROUGH "DUCK DYNASTY" IS ABOUT TO BE TEXAS' SECOND-IN-COMMAND

Today, Mother Jones wrote an expose on Dan Patrick’s extremist values, reckless politics, and pundit pageantry. [Mother Jones, 10/21/2014] Mother Jones reported: “Here are a few of Patrick's greatest hits:

From Leticia Van de Putte Campaign


October 21, 2014

TEXAS EDUCATION AGENCY: TEXAS SAFE SCHOOLS WEEK: DISTRICTS AND CHARTERS REMINDED OF STATE'S FINGERPRINTING REQUIREMENTS

As part of Texas Safe Schools Week (Oct. 19-25), the Texas Education Agency today reminded districts and charters of the state’s fingerprinting requirements aimed at assuring the safety of all students, teachers and staff in public schools.

From Texas Education Agency


October 21, 2014

OFFICE OF THE GOVERNOR: PERRY ANNOUNCES NORTH TEXAS EBOLA TREATMENT AND INFECTIOUS DISEASE BIO CONTAINMENT FACILITY

Gov. Rick Perry today announced the creation of a state-of-the-art Ebola treatment and infectious disease bio containment facility in North Texas. Creation of such facilities was among the first recommendations made by the governor’s recently named Texas Task Force on Infectious Disease Preparedness and Response in order to better protect health care workers and the public from the spread of pandemic diseases.

From Office of the Governor


October 21, 2014

LETICIA VAN DE PUTTE CAMPAIGN: ELECTING DAN PATRICK IS "POTENTIALLY EXPLOSIVE"; COULD "DESTABILIZE THE STATE GOVERNMENT"

The reviews from editorial boards across the Texas are in. The consensus: Dan Patrick is too dangerous for Texas. Van de Putte Communications Director Emmanuel Garcia issued the following statement:

From Leticia Van de Putte Campaign


October 21, 2014

REPRESENTATIVE MARY GONZALEZ: TO HOST DEFERRED ACTION FOR CHILDHOOD ARRIVALS INFORMATIONAL WORKSHOP

The Office of State Representative Mary E. González, along with the Law Office of Danny Razo, will be hosting a Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals Informational Workshop (DACA) on Wednesday, October 22, 2014 at the El Paso Community College Mission Del Paso Campus Cafeteria from 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM.

From Representative Mary Gonzalez


October 21, 2014

MIKE COLLIER CAMPAIGN: GLENN HEGAR WILL USE THE COMPTROLLER'S OFFICE AS A POLITICAL STEPPING STONE

On October 29, Mike Collier and Glenn Hegar will debate on Time Warner Cable News in Austin. Mike Collier has called on Glenn Hegar to debate since April, and he can’t wait to discuss the issues that matter to Texas taxpayers.

From Mike Collier Campaign


October 21, 2014

REPRESENTATIVE DREW SPRINGER: IMPROVE TRANSPORTATION BY SUPPORTING PROP 1

State Rep. Drew Springer encourages Texans to support Proposition 1, which could provide billions of dollars for improving transportation without raising taxes or adding more debt.

From Representative Drew Springer


October 21, 2014

LONE STAR PROJECT: SAM HOUSTON WINS EVERY MAJOR NEWSPAPER ENDORSEMENT

In the race for the next attorney general, every major Texas newspaper has endorsed Sam Houston over his opponent, Ken Paxton.

From Lone Star Project


October 21, 2014

WENDY DAVIS CAMPAIGN: ASKED AGAIN LAST NIGHT, GREG ABBOTT DOUBLED DOWN REFUSING TO ANSWER WHETHER HE WOULD DEFEND INTERRACIAL MARRIAGE BAN

"It's really astonishing to watch Greg Abbott continue to refuse to answer the simple question of whether he would defend an interracial marriage ban in court,"said Zac Petkanas, Wendy Davis communications director.

From Wendy Davis Campaign


October 21, 2014

BATTLEGROUND TEXAS: VIDEO: ALL ACROSS TEXAS, VOLUNTEERS ARE FIRST IN LINE TO VOTE FOR WENDY DAVIS AND LETICIA VAN DE PUTTE

Campouts, cookouts, canvassing and more -- today, the first day of Early Voting in Texas, volunteers across the state made sure they were first in line to vote for Wendy Davis, Leticia Van de Putte and the slate of talented Democrats on the ticket.

From Battleground Texas


October 21, 2014

LETICIA VAN DE PUTTE CAMPAIGN: 40 DAYS, 40 WAYS DAN PATRICK IS WRONG FOR TEXAS #15: DAN PATRICK: ALONE ON THE FRIDGE

This November, Texans will have the chance to elect Leticia Van de Putte, a proven problem solver, who will fight for all Texans, as their next lieutenant governor. We are 15 days away from the general election. Today, we continue to highlight our top 40 reasons why Dan Patrick is not prepared to lead Texas.

From Leticia Van de Putte Campaign


October 20, 2014

TEXAS FREEDOM NETWORK EDUCATION FUND: PUBLISHERS MAKE SOME TEXAS TEXTBOOK CORRECTIONS, BUT PROBLEMS REMAIN

The Texas Freedom Network Education Fund today applauded select changes made to proposed Texas public school social studies textbooks, as well as publishers’ unwillingness to bow to pressure from extremist groups seeking to insert further distortions into the texts.

From Texas Freedom Network


October 20, 2014

TEXAS WINDSTORM INSURANCE ASSOCIATION: COURT ENTERS JUDGMENT IN FAVOR OF TEXAS WINDSTORM

On October 16, 2014, the 10th District Court in Galveston, Texas entered a judgment in favor of Texas Windstorm Insurance Association (TWIA) in a Hurricane Ike lawsuit filed by the City of League City.

From Texas Windstorm Insurance Association


October 20, 2014

COLE BALLWEG CAMPAIGN: ANOTHER STRONG ENDORSEMENT FOR BALLWEG

The Texas Municipal Police Association, (TMPA), the state's largest law enforcement association, today announced their endorsement of Cole Ballweg in his race for the Texas House of Representatives.

From Cole Ballweg Campaign


October 20, 2014

LONE STAR PROJECT: SUSAN HAWK'S DANGEROUS BETRAYAL

Susan Hawk, the Republican candidate for Dallas County District Attorney, has released an ad promoting her campaign and attempting to express concern for the safety of Dallas County residents.

From Lone Star Project


October 20, 2014

TEXAS MUNICIPAL POLICE ASSOCIATION: ENDORSES COLE BALLWEG FOR TEXAS HOUSE

The Texas Municipal Police Association, (TMPA), the state’s largest law enforcement association, today announced their endorsement of Cole Ballweg in his race for the Texas House of Representatives.

From Texas Municipal Police Association


October 20, 2014

WENDY DAVIS CAMPAIGN: DAVIS RESPONDS TO GREG ABBOTT'S OUTRAGEOUS STATEMENT ON INTERRACIAL MARRIAGE

Senator Wendy Davis released the following statement after Attorney General Greg Abbott refused to say whether he'd defend a ban on interracial marriage:

From Wendy Davis Campaign


October 20, 2014

TEXANS FOR PUBLIC JUSTICE: ABBOTT CLOBBERS DAVIS IN PAYDAY $$ RACE

Gubernatorial candidate Greg Abbott collected $130,222 from predatory-lending interests so far in 2014. This new money raises Abbott’s total amount collected from the industry since January 2009 to $402,959.

From Texans for Public Justice


October 20, 2014

SENATOR JOSE RODRIGUEZ: TO HOST SENATE HISPANIC CAUCUS AND NCLR EVENTS IN EL PASO

Senator José Rodríguez welcomes the National Council of La Raza and the Senate Hispanic Caucus to El Paso in separate events this week. On Friday, Oct. 24, the Senator's office, in coordination with the National Council of La Raza (NCLR) and the Greater El Paso Chamber of Commerce, will host a roundtable discussion on health care access.

From Senator Jose Rodriguez


October 20, 2014

REPRESENTATIVE J.M. LOZANO: EARLY AND ELECTION DAY VOTING

The final days of the campaign season are quickly coming to an end and early voting is in full swing. The 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that Texas would maintain the Voter ID law for the early and regular voting.

From Representative J.M. Lozano


October 20, 2014

TEXAS CIVIL RIGHTS PROJECT: COLLEAGUE OF MARTIN LUTHER KING, REV. JAMES LAWSON, TO SPEAK AT TCRP 24TH ANNUAL BILL OF RIGHTS DINNER

Rev. James Lawson, a colleague of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., founder of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC), and one of the civil rights movement’s non-violence strategists, will be the keynote speaker at this year’s TCRP Bill of Rights dinner.

From Texas Civil Rights Project


October 20, 2014

TEXAS TAXPAYERS AND RESEARCH ASSOCIATION: DISTINGUISHED SPEAKERS TO HIGHLIGHT TEXAS TAXPAYERS & RESEARCH ASSOCIATION ANNUAL MEETING

The Texas Taxpayers and Research Association (TTARA) 2014 Annual Meeting will offer an excellent update on current and future tax and fiscal issues.

From Texas Taxpayers and Research Association


October 20, 2014

LETICIA VAN DE PUTTE CAMPAIGN: VAN DE PUTTE VOTES EARLY IN 2014 GENERAL ELECTION

Today, Senator Leticia Van de Putte cast her vote in the 2014 general election. On the first day of Early Voting in Texas, Senator Van de Putte joined supporters and volunteers to vote at Lions Field in San Antonio. Senator Leticia Van de Putte released the following statement:

From Leticia Van de Putte Campaign


October 20, 2014

OFFICE OF THE GOVERNOR: PERRY ON 43 TEXANS REMOVED FROM ACTIVE MONITORING FOR EBOLA

Gov. Rick Perry today released the following statement after 43 Texans were cleared from a 21-day monitoring period following their contact with the state’s first Ebola patient:

From Office of the Governor


October 20, 2014

RED STATE WOMEN: THE PAST DOES NOT DEFINE OUR FUTURE

Today, Red State Women released it's eighth "Why I am a Red State Woman" video featuring Veteran and mother Amy Brown. Amy's story is one of overcoming the painful choice to have an abortion and how it shaped her views and path moving forward.

From Red State Women


October 20, 2014

PETE GALLEGO CAMPAIGN: HURD ATTACKS TURN DESPERATE

Moments ago, Republican Will Hurd's campaign published a new page on their website called "Hurd facts" purporting to "set the record straight" on his incredibly ill-advised budget proposal to make "16% across the board cuts" from the federal budget.

From Pete Gallego Campaign


October 20, 2014

BOB DEUELL CAMPAIGN: SENATOR DEUELL URGES APPROVAL OF PROPOSITION ONE

State Senator Bob Deuell, MD, took the first day of Early Voting in the 2014 General Election to boost voter approval of Proposition 1. Proposition 1 would allow $1.7 billion in the state’s Economic Stabilization Fund (a.k.a. “Rainy Day Fund”) to be used to fund roadways approved by the Texas Department of Transportation.

From Bob Deuell Campaign


October 20, 2014

WENDY DAVIS CAMPAIGN: IN LONGVIEW WENDY DAVIS URGES TEXANS TO VOTE STARTING TOMORROW

With tomorrow marking the first day of the early vote period, Wendy Davis stopped in Longview yesterday to outline the clear choice in this election between someone who will invest in education to ensure our kids are prepared for the future and Greg Abbott's defense of $5.4 billion in education cuts -- and to encourage Texans to exercise their right to vote!

From Wendy Davis Campaign


October 20, 2014

LETICIA VAN DE PUTTE CAMPAIGN: RECEIVES EVERY MAJOR NEWSPAPER ENDORSEMENT

Over the past month, Senator Leticia Van de Putte has earned the endorsement of every major newspaper across Texas and several others. Van de Putte has received endorsements from: Corpus Christi Caller-Times, Houston Chronicle, Austin American-Statesman, The Daily Texan, The Dallas Morning News, Fort Worth Star-Telegram, Austin Chronicle, San Antonio Express-News, Beaumont Enterprise, Wichita Falls Times Record News and El Paso Times.

From Leticia Van de Putte Campaign


October 20, 2014

LETICIA VAN DE PUTTE CAMPAIGN: ICYMI: SAN ANTONIO EXPRESS-NEWS ENDORSES LETICIA VAN DE PUTTE FOR LT. GOVERNOR

Yesterday, San Antonio Express-News endorsed Leticia Van de Putte for Lieutenant Governor. The Express-News editorial board signaled Senator Van de Putte as the best choice, writing, “State Sen. Leticia Van de Putte, a San Antonio Democrat, is unequivocally the best candidate in the race for lieutenant governor.”

From Leticia Van de Putte Campaign


October 20, 2014

TDP: STATEMENT ON THE SUPREME COURT DECISION ON VOTER ID

This morning, the Supreme Court said they will allow Texas to enforce the Voter ID law in next month's election. [New York Times, 10/18/2014] Texas Democratic Party Chairman Gilberto Hinojosa released the following statement:

From Texas Democratic Party


October 20, 2014

WENDY DAVIS CAMPAIGN: DAVIS STATEMENT ON SUPREME COURT'S RULING IN VOTER ID CASE

Wendy Davis issued the following statement today after the Supreme Court ruled to keep in place Texas' voter identification law:

From Wendy Davis Campaign


October 20, 2014

THE CAMPAIGN LEGAL CENTER: SUPREME COURT LEAVES HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS OF TEXANS WITHOUT THE ABILITY TO VOTE

This morning, in Veasey v. Perry, the U.S. Supreme Court refused to stop a Texas photo voter ID (SB 14) law from being used in the upcoming election, despite the fact that one week earlier a U.S. District Court ruled the law unconstitutionally racially discriminatory and a poll tax.

From The Campaign Legal Center


October 20, 2014

LONE STAR PROJECT: PLAINTIFFS' LEAD ATTORNEY STATEMENT ON VOTER ID

"At the end of the day, the federal court system found there was not enough time to protect the voters from SB 14 this election.

From Lone Star Project


October 20, 2014

TEXAS ATTORNEY GENERAL: U.S. SUPREME COURT RULES IN FAVOR OF TEXAS, VOTER ID REMAINS IN EFFECT

The U.S. Supreme Court today ruled that the State's voter ID law will remain in effect for the November 2014 election. The Texas Attorney General's office released the following statement from Lauren Bean, Deputy Communications Director:

From Texas Attorney General


October 20, 2014

LONE STAR PROJECT: SUPREME COURT RULES ON VOTER ID

"While the Supreme Court will allow Abbott’s discriminatory voter ID requirement to stay in place for the 2014 elections, I believe the Court will ultimately strike down the law.

From Lone Star Project


October 20, 2014

TDP: A RECKLESS HISTORY WITH THE FACTS

Today, Politifact Texas questioned Dan Patricks’ vote against funding to test rape kits during the 2013 Legislative session. Politifact “researcher” Washington Gardner Selby rated this claim untrue. But unlike Selby’s namesake who could not tell a lie, Selby and Dan Patrick, the Republican nominee for lieutenant governor, both have a reckless history with the facts.

From Texas Democratic Party


October 20, 2014

SENATOR JUAN "CHUY" HINOJOSA: ANNOUNCING A RIO GRANDE VALLEY INTEGRATED VETERANS HEALTH CARE SYSTEM

Senator Juan "Chuy" Hinojosa announces a transformative healthcare delivery initiative for our Rio Grande Valley veterans in collaboration with State Rep. Sergio Muñoz, Jr.

From Senator Juan "Chuy" Hinojosa


October 17, 2014

OFFICE OF THE GOVERNOR: PERRY APPOINTS DOMINGUEZ TO GOVERNING BOARD OF THE OFFICE OF VIOLENT SEX OFFENDER MANAGEMENT

Gov. Rick Perry has appointed Roberto Dominguez of Elsa and reappointed Elizabeth “Christy” Jack of Fort Worth to the Governing Board of the Office of Violent Sex Offender Management for terms to expire Feb. 1, 2016.

From Office of the Governor


October 17, 2014

OFFICE OF THE GOVERNOR: PERRY REAPPOINTS THREE TO COMMISSION ON UNIFORM STATE LAWS

Gov. Rick Perry has reappointed three members to the Commission on Uniform State Laws for terms to expire Sept. 30, 2020. The commission participates in the National Conference of Commissioners on Uniform State Laws to study and recommend which areas of law should be consistent across all 50 states.

From Office of the Governor


October 17, 2014

WENDY DAVIS CAMPAIGN: GREG ABBOTT LIES ABOUT TEXANS' ABILITY TO GET SAME JUSTICE HE RIGHTLY RECEIVED DURING DISASTROUS TWITTER TOWN HALL

Greg Abbott's #AskAbbott Twitter Town Hall went awry as he attempted to explain why he has used his position of power to try to deny Texans such as a rape victim, an amputee and paralyzed patients seeking the same justice he rightfully received after suing for a multi-million dollar settlement following his accident.

From Wendy Davis Campaign


October 17, 2014

COLE BALLWEG CAMPAIGN: TONY TINDERHOLT CONTINUES TO OUT-EXTREME THE REST

The Texas Observer just released an article entitled: Tony Tinderholt Might Be Texas' Most Far-Right Candidate. Can He Win?

From Cole Ballweg Campaign


October 17, 2014

WENDY DAVIS CAMPAIGN: DAVIS STATEMENT ON EBOLA TRAVEL BAN

Senator Wendy Davis issued the following statement: "With two Texans already infected by this terrible disease, we must do everything we can as a state and as a nation to ensure it remains contained and that families stay safe.

From Wendy Davis Campaign


October 17, 2014

OFFICER OF THE GOVERNOR: PERRY CALLS FOR TRAVEL BAN FROM EBOLA OUTBREAK COUNTIES

Gov. Rick Perry today announced the first recommendations issued by the Texas Task Force on Infectious Disease Preparedness and Response. Gov. Perry created the task force, headed by Dr. Brett P. Giroir, earlier this month to assess the state’s readiness and ability to respond to Ebola and other infectious diseases.

From Office of the Governor


October 17, 2014

TEXAS EDUCATION AGENCY: SBOE NAMES 10 BUSINESSES AS EMPLOYERS FOR EDUCATION EXCELLENCE

The State Board of Education today named 10 Texas businesses as the 2014 Employers for Education Excellence (EEE). From the U.S. Army to a grocery store, these employers and their staffs are recognized for their ongoing support and commitment to Texas public schools.

From Texas Education Agency


October 17, 2014

KATHIE GLASS CAMPAIGN: TWO KATHIE GLASS ADS - RESIST CRONYISM AND DON'T VOTE STRAIGHT TICKET

Two of the ads Kathie Glass is running on the Internet and cable television are linked below: Click on the picture below to see the Kathie Glass RESIST Cronyism ad:

From Kathie Glass Campaign


October 17, 2014

MIKE COLLIER CAMPAIGN: ISSUES SEVENTH POLICY PRIORITY TO PROTECT TAXPAYER RIGHTS

Today Mike Collier released his seventh policy priority designed to protect the interests of ordinary taxpayers. Mike Collier released the following statement:

From Mike Collier Campaign


October 17, 2014

MURPHY NASICA: RESULTS ARE IN: REPUBLICANS CRUSH DEMOCRATS IN 2014 TEXAS VOTER REGISTRATION

The liberal political group Battleground Texas sent a news release out last week bragging that Texas voter registration hit a record high. Their press release credited the milestone to their “massive statewide effort to register as many Texans as possible.”

From Murphy Nasica


October 17, 2014

LETICIA VAN DE PUTTE CAMPAIGN: ICYMI: THE FORT WORTH STAR-TELEGRAM ENDORSES LETICIA VAN DE PUTTE FOR LT. GOVERNOR

Yesterday, The Fort Worth Star-Telegram endorsed Leticia Van de Putte for Lieutenant Governor. The Star-Telegram supports Senator Van de Putte’s leadership, writing, “Texas deserves a strong, reasoned, hardworking and fair individual serving in this top administrative and legislative position.

From Leticia Van de Putte Campaign


October 17, 2014

REPRESENTATIVE RON SIMMONS: NEW LAW PROTECTS FUNDAMENTAL FREEDOMS

House Bill 259, signed into law by Governor Perry after the 2013 Legislative Session, protects the First Amendment rights of individuals engaged in political speech.

From Representative Ron Simmons


October 17, 2014

TDP: ICYMI: FORT WORTH TELEGRAM ENDORSES LETICIA VAN DE PUTTE

Yesterday, the Fort Worth Star Telegram affirmed their support for Democratic candidate Senator Leticia Van de Putte for Lieutenant Governor. [The Fort Worth Star Telegram, 10/16/2014]

From Texas Democratic Party


October 17, 2014

RYAN SITTON CAMPAIGN: SENATOR TED CRUZ ENDORSES RYAN SITTON, REPUBLICAN NOMINEE FOR RAILROAD COMMISSIONER

Today Ryan Sitton, Republican Nominee for Railroad Commissioner, announced that United States Senator Ted Cruz has endorsed his candidacy for Texas Railroad Commissioner.

From Ryan Sitton Campaign


October 17, 2014

UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS SYSTEM: BOARD OF REGENTS STATEMENT REGARDING EBOLA PREPAREDNESS

The following statement was made by Vice Chairman Gene Powell at a special called meeting of the University of Texas System Board of Regents tonight:

From University of Texas System


October 17, 2014

TEXAS GENERAL LAND OFFICE: U.S.-MEXICO BORDER ENERGY FORUM DRAWS RECORD CROWDS

The Texas General Land Office’s 21st Border Energy Forum opened in Monterrey today to a standing-room only crowd. “There’s a lot of excitement about Mexican energy reform right now,” said Texas Land Commissioner Jerry Patterson.

From Texas General Land Office


October 17, 2014

REPRESENTATIVES DAN BRANCH AND HELEN GIDDINGS: STATEMENT ON NURSE WITH EBOLA DEPARTING DALLAS FOR NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF HEALTH FACILITY IN MARYLAND

Nina Pham, the first of two nurses who contracted Ebola in Dallas, has departed Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas for a National Institute of Health isolation unit in Bethesda, Maryland.

From Representatives Dan Branch and Helen Giddings


October 16, 2014

TEXANS FOR LAWSUIT REFORM PAC: TEXANS FOR PUBLIC JUSTICE STILL A POLITICAL ATTACK MACHINE

Texans for Public Justice has been masquerading as a public interest group for over twenty years while attacking conservative candidates and supporters of tort reform. They level negative attacks on pro-tort reform Republicans in support of Democratic candidates, but they file no campaign finance reports disclosing it.

From Texans for Lawsuit Reform PAC


October 16, 2014

TEXAS EDUCATION AGENCY: AND TEXAS SCHOOL SAFETY CENTER PARTNER FOR OCT. 19-25 SAFE SCHOOLS WEEK

The Texas Education Agency (TEA) and the Texas School Safety Center (TxSSC) today renewed their annual partnership for the 2014 Texas Safe Schools Week, Oct. 19 - 25. TEA and TxSSC share a mutual goal of assuring all public schools are places where students, parents, teachers and administrators feel secure during the course of every school day.

From Texas Education Agency


October 16, 2014

SENATOR TED CRUZ: THE CITY OF HOUSTON HAS NO POWER TO SILENCE THE CHURCH

U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, today stood in defense of Houston pastors’ First Amendment right to speak and worship freely, calling upon Houstonians to stand firm against the City of Houston’s recent subpoena requiring pastors to submit sermons and other forms of communication.

From Senator Ted Cruz


October 16, 2014

BATTLEGROUND TEXAS: VOLUNTEERS LEAD FINAL PUSH TO GET VOTERS TO THE POLLS

Team Wendy will launch its final get out the vote effort this weekend, with a highly-efficient network of 348 “staging locations” run by volunteer leaders across the state.

From Battleground Texas


October 16, 2014

TEXAS ASSOCIATION OF MANUFACTURERS: STATEMENT ON PROPOSITION 1

The Texas Association of Manufacturers participated in a press conference in Austin today with Move Texas Forward and several business associations in support of Proposition 1. Prop 1 is a proposed constitutional amendment to authorize money from the State’s Rainy Day Fund to be directed to the State Highway Fund.

From Texas Association of Manufacturers


October 16, 2014

MIKE COLLIER CAMPAIGN: GLEN HEGAR VOTED AGAINST LEGISLATION DESIGNED TO STOP CORRUPTION IN TEXAS ENTERPRISE FUND

A recent state audit revealed an egregious lack of basic financial controls in Texas government, namely the Texas Enterprise Fund. This kind of corruption - where taxpayer money is simply given away without any oversight - must clearly be prevented.

From Mike Collier Campaign


October 16, 2014

LONE STAR PROJECT: KONNI BURTON CHOOSES DISHONESTY

Voters don’t have to agree with every policy position held by a candidate. However, fundamental honesty is demanded and is the very least that voters should expect.

From Lone Star Project


October 16, 2014

JAMES CARGAS CAMPAIGN: HOUSTON CHRONICLE ENDORSES JAMES CARGAS COR CONGRESS, "IT'S TIME FOR CHANGE"

The Houston Chronicle has endorsed Democratic challenger James Cargas for Congress in Congressional District 7 over the seven-term incumbent declaring “it’s time for change.”

From James Cargas Campaign


October 16, 2014

TEXAS OIL & GAS ASSOCIATION: STATEMENT ON PROPOSITION 1

The Texas Oil & Gas Association will join several business organizations at a press conference today in support of Proposition 1, a proposed constitutional amendment to authorize billions of dollars from oil and natural gas production tax collections to be directed to the State Highway Fund.

From Texas Oil & Gas Association


October 16, 2014

KATHIE GLASS CAMPAIGN: DON'T LET THE FEDS CALL THE SHOTS ON EBOLA

Today, Kathie Glass, Libertarian for Texas Governor, calls for Texas to act swiftly to stop the worsening Ebola crisis. We lack the facilities, personnel, and medicines to keep the first few cases from leading to a full scale epidemic.

From Kathie Glass Campaign


October 16, 2014

TEXANS FOR PUBLIC JUSTICE: WHO ARE THE F1 DEEP THROATS?

An alleged "oral application" secured extraordinary pledges of $250 million in state funds for Austin's Formula 1 franchise. Yet nobody will identify the mysterious Deep-Throat parties to that oral application--or say when it supposedly occurred.

From Texans for Public Justice


October 16, 2014

TEXAS ATTORNEY GENERAL: ABBOTT RECOVERS $39.75 MILLION FOR STATE OF TEXAS, U.S. MEDICAID PROGRAM

Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott has resolved an enforcement action against Ranbaxy, a generic drug manufacturer.

From Texas Attorney General


October 16, 2014

LETICIA VAN DE PUTTE CAMPAIGN: ICYMI: DALLAS MORNING NEWS ENDORSES LETICIA VAN DE PUTTE FOR LT. GOVERNOR

Last night, The Dallas Morning News endorsed Leticia Van de Putte for Lieutenant Governor. The Morning News advocates for Senator Van de Putte’s steady and responsible leadership, she has, “consistently shown that she has sound, moderate ideas for governing and that she will work effectively with both parties.”

From Leticia Van de Putte Campaign


October 16, 2014

STEVE BROWN CAMPAIGN: BROWN PROPOSES PUBLIC HEALTH AND SAFETY EMPOWERMENT ZONES IN SHALE COMMUNITIES

Today, Steve Brown, Democratic nominee for Railroad Commissioner, outlined a proposal to address the potential impacts of urban drilling on the health and safety of nearby communities.

From Steve Brown Campaign


October 16, 2014

WENDY DAVIS CAMPAIGN: GREG ABBOTT'S LATEST EXCUSE FOR SIDING AGAINST TEXANS DEBUNKED BY HIS OWN PERSONAL INJURY ATTORNEY

Greg Abbott's latest excuse for using his position of power to try to deny Texans such as a rape victim, an amputee and paralyzed patients seeking the same justice he rightfully received after suing for a multi-million dollar settlement following his accident is being debunked...by his own personal injury attorney.

From Wendy Davis Campaign


October 16, 2014

SENATOR DONNA CAMPBELL: BLASTS CITY OF HOUSTON FOR SUBPOENAING PASTORS' SERMONS

State Senator Donna Campbell issued a statement blasting the City of Houston for subpoenaing sermons, speeches, and church communications from Texas pastors that mention homosexuality, gender-identity, and other cultural issues.

From Senator Donna Campbell


October 16, 2014

ANNIE'S LIST: VAN DE PUTTE AD: DAN PATRICK IS TOO DANGEROUS FOR TEXAS WOMEN

Today, Leticia Van de Putte's campaign released her latest campaign ad, which brings to light Dan Patrick's dangerous positions on women's health. Annie's List Interim Executive Director Patsy Woods Martin released the following statement in response:

From Annie's List


October 16, 2014

REPRESENTATIVES DAN BRANCH AND HELEN GIDDINGS: SECOND HEALTH CARE WORKER WITH EBOLA TRANSFERRED TO ATLANTA

The second health care worker who tested positive for Ebola was transferred from Dallas to Emory University Hospital in Atlanta this evening. The patient, identified as 29-year-old Amber Vinson, is currently in “ill but clinically stable condition,” according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

From Representatives Dan Branch and Helen Giddings


October 16, 2014

TEXAS ATTORNEY GENERAL: ABBOTT ASKS HOUSTON CITY ATTORNEY TO WITHDRAW SUBPOENAS SEEKING SERMONS, OTHER DOCUMENTS FROM HOUSTON-AREA PASTORS

Attorney General Abbott today asked that the Houston City Attorney to immediately withdraw the subpoenas sent last month to several Houston-area pastors seeking sermons, notes and other information.

From Texas Attorney General


October 16, 2014

DEPARTMENT OF INFORMATION RESOURCES: STATE OF TEXAS CIO ANNOUNCES RETIREMENT

Karen Robinson, State of Texas Chief Information Officer and executive director of the Texas Department of Information Resources, recently announced her retirement. DIR, the state’s information technology agency, manages IT and voice and data communications initiatives for government entities.

From Department of Information Resources


October 15, 2014

KEN PAXTON CAMPAIGN: STATEMENT OF KEN PAXTON ON SUBPOENA OF PASTORS BY THE CITY OF HOUSTON

Statement of Senator Ken Paxton: “The sobering and unprecedented developments in Houston regarding pastors and religious leaders having their sermons subpoenaed for speaking in favor of traditional marriage is entirely unacceptable.

From Ken Paxton Campaign


October 15, 2014

STEVE TOTH CAMPAIGN: REPRESENTATIVE STEVE TOTH CALLS FOR CENTER FOR DISEASE CONTROL DIRECTORS RESIGNATION

As we learn of a second health worker diagnosed with the Ebola virus, Representative Steve Toth calls for the resignation of Dr. Tom Frieden, Director for the Center for Disease Control and Prevention.

From Steve Toth Campaign


October 15, 2014

MIKE COLLIER CAMPAIGN: HEGAR FILED FALSE AND MISLEADING FINANCIAL STATEMENT WITH ETHICS COMMISSION

On October 29, Mike Collier and Glenn Hegar will debate on Time Warner Cable News in Austin. Mike Collier has called on Glenn Hegar to debate since April, and he can’t wait to discuss the issues that matter to Texas taxpayers.

From Mike Collier Campaign


October 15, 2014

THE CAMPAIGN LEGAL CENTER: TEXAS VOTERS FILE EMERGENCY APPEAL WITH SUPREME COURT TO STOP TEXAS DISCRIMINATORY VOTER I.D. LAW

This morning, Texas voters and elected officials filed an emergency application with the U.S. Supreme Court to vacate a Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals stay that would leave a Texas voter ID law in place for the coming election, despite the fact that a lower court had ruled the law unconstitutionally discriminatory and a poll tax.

From The Campaign Legal Center


October 15, 2014

TDP: ICYMI: A TEA PARTY DARLING HIDES IN THE SHADOWS

This weekend, the San Antonio Express-News wrote a story about Ken Paxton and the race for attorney general. [San Antonio Express-News, 10/11/2014] Texas Democratic Party Executive Director Will Hailer released the following statement:

From Texas Democratic Party


October 15, 2014

SENATOR TED CRUZ: CALLS FOR FLIGHT BAN ON TRAVELERS FROM EBOLA-AFFLICTED NATIONS

U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, called for flight bans on non-U.S. passengers traveling from countries significantly impacted by Ebola to the U.S. in an interview Tuesday evening with the Dallas Morning News. “Common sense dictates that we should impose a travel ban on commercial airline flights from nations afflicted by Ebola,” [Cruz] said by phone from Texas.

From Senator Ted Cruz


October 15, 2014

OFFICE OF THE GOVERNOR: PERRY STATEMENT ON SECOND DALLAS HOSPITAL WORKER DIAGNOSED WITH EBOLA

Gov. Rick Perry today released the following statement in response to a second Dallas health care provider being diagnosed with the Ebola Virus. “The diagnosis of a second health care worker in Dallas reaffirms what a formidable foe this virus is.

From Office of the Governor


October 15, 2014

SENATOR TED CRUZ: CITY OF HOUSTON HAS NO BUSINESS ASKING PASTORS FOR SERMONS

U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, today released the following statement responding to the City of Houston’s recent subpoena requiring pastors to submit sermons:

From Senator Ted Cruz


October 15, 2014

COLE BALLWEG CAMPAIGN: TONY TINDERHOLT WARNS OF "FOOLISH" POLICE, WANTS GUNS IN HOSPITALS AND CHURCHES

True to form, in the humorous yet somewhat frightening video, Tony Tinderholt clearly separates himself from public safety officials by playing cheerleader at an Open Carry Tarrant County (OCTC) event.

From Cole Ballweg Campaign


October 15, 2014

PETE GALLEGO CAMPAIGN: TX23: NEW ATTACK AD REPEATS SAME LIES THAT PRESS SAY "DON'T RING TRUE"

The rightwing group American Action Network today released their new ad attacking Congressman Pete Gallego.

From Pete Gallego Campaign


October 15, 2014

WENDY DAVIS CAMPAIGN: 5 OUT OF 7 LETTERS TO THE EDITOR IN TODAY'S HOUSTON CHRONICLE SUPPORT DAVIS AD

Elevate talk Regarding "Davis starts furor with TV ad" (Page A1, Saturday), the offensive television ad depicting an empty wheelchair screams volumes about how low Wendy Davis will go to shock. My response?

From Wendy Davis Campaign


October 15, 2014

TEXANS FOR PUBLIC JUSTICE: FILES SUIT AGAINST AG ABBOTT

Texans for Public Justice (TPJ) today filed a motion in Travis County court to compel the Attorney General—or replacement counsel—to pursue a long-slumbering case involving a $29,000 ethics fine against Supreme Court Chief Justice Nathan Hecht.

From Texans for Lawsuit Reform PAC


October 15, 2014

SENATOR CHARLES PERRY: STATEMENT ON SCOTUS RULING

Below is a statement from Senator Charles Perry regarding SCOTUS ruling on House Bill 2 last night. "Capping off a long month of judicial activism against conservatives, The Supreme Court temporarily blocked two key provisions of HB2 late last night.

From Senator Charles Perry


October 15, 2014

REPRESENTATIVES DAN BRANCH AND HELEN GIDDINGS: STATEMENT ON SECOND HEALTH CARE WORKER DIAGNOSED WITH EBOLA VIRUS

Local Dallas and Texas state officials reported that a second health care worker residing in northeast Dallas has tested positive for the Ebola virus. This female health care worker had provided care to Thomas Eric Duncan, the now deceased Liberian Ebola victim, at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas.

From Representatives Dan Branch and Helen Giddings


October 15, 2014

WENDY DAVIS CAMPAIGN: DAVIS SUPPORTER ATTACKED BY ABBOTT CAMPAIGN AVAILABLE OUTSIDE ABBOTT'S DALLAS EVENT @ 10:15 AM CT

Yesterday in Houston, Greg Abbott refused to condemn his senior campaign aide calling the disabled community "props" at a recent Davis Campaign event. In fact, Abbott refused to even acknowledge it happened, saying: "I don't know anything about it."

From Wendy Davis Campaign


October 15, 2014

LOIS KOLKHORST CAMPAIGN: KOLKHORST ENDORSED BY STATEWIDE GRASSROOTS LEADER TERRI HALL

The Lois Kolkhorst Campaign today announced the endorsement of Texans Uniting for Reform and Freedom (TURF) Executive Director, Terri Hall. Hall is a leading property rights advocate in Texas, providing valuable information to both the public and legislators.

From Lois Kolkhorst Campaign


October 15, 2014

SENATOR SYLVIA GARCIA: CONCERNED BY FIFTH CIRCUIT'S DECISION TO ALLOW IMPLEMENTATION OF DISCRIMINATORY VOTER ID LAW

Today, the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit stayed pending appeal Judge Ramos' decision striking down the Texas Voter Identification law as unconstitutional. As a result, Texas voters will be required to show a photo ID in order to be able to cast a ballot in the upcoming election. Early voting begins Monday, October 20.

From Senator Sylvia Garcia


October 15, 2014

SENATOR SYLVIA GARCIA: APPLAUDS UNITED STATES SUPREME COURT STAY ON IMPLEMENTATION OF HOUSE BILL 2

Today, the United States Supreme Court issued a stay on parts of the Fifth Circuit's ruling to uphold House Bill 2, a Texas law that created severe obstacles for Texas women seeking an abortion. "This action by the United States Supreme Court is a victory for Texas women seeking a safe and legal abortion.

From Senator Sylvia Garcia


October 15, 2014

TEXAS SECRETARY OF STATE: STATEMENT OF NANDITA BERRY ON PHOTO ID AND THE NOV. 4 ELECTION

This afternoon the U.S. 5th Circuit Court of Appeals issued a stay on the injunction of the enforcement of photo ID legislation as it applies to the Nov. 4 Election. Below is a statement from Texas Secretary of State Nandita Berry.

From Texas Secretary of State


October 15, 2014

LETICIA VAN DE PUTTE CAMPAIGN: VAN DE PUTTE SUPPORTS SUPREME COURT DECISION ON HB2

Senator Leticia Van de Putte released the following statement on today’s U.S. Supreme Court ruling that blocked HB 2 from going into effect: “We need to respect Texas women and their families. HB 2 limits access to health care and that is never the responsible answer.

From Leticia Van de Putte Campaign


October 15, 2014

TDP: TEXAS DEMOCRATS ON SUPREME COURT HB2 RULING

Today, the Supreme Court blocked Texas from enforcing key parts of 2013 law that would force many Texas abortion facilities to close. [Associated Press, 10/14/2014] Texas Democratic Party Deputy Communications Director Lisa Paul released the following statement:

From Texas Democratic Party


October 15, 2014

TEXAS DPS: STATE CONTINUES TO OFFER ELECTION IDENTIFICATION CERTIFICATES

The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) is resuming the issuance of Election Identification Certificates (EIC) after the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit today ruled unanimously that the state’s voter ID law will remain in effect for the November 2014 election.

From Texas DPS


October 15, 2014

PLANNED PARENTHOOD TEXAS VOTES: THE SUPREME COURT HALTS HB2 IMPLEMENTATION, RULES AGAINST ABBOTT

The Supreme Court just ruled in favor of Texas women, and against Greg Abbott. Statement from Yvonne Gutierrez, Executive Director of Planned Parenthood Texas Votes PAC: “Today the Supreme Court ruled that Greg Abbott cannot force nearly a million Texas women to drive over 300 miles to access their constitutionally protected right to safe and legal abortion.

From Planned Parenthood Texas Votes


October 15, 2014

TEXAS SENATE DEMOCRATIC CAUCUS: STATEMENT ON VOTER ID

The following is a joint statement issued by the Texas Senate Democratic Caucus following the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals voter identification decision: Twice now, federal courts have struck down Texas' discriminatory voter identification law.

From Texas Senate Democratic Caucus


October 15, 2014

THE CAMPAIGN LEGAL CENTER: FIFTH CIRCUIT REINSTATES CONFUSING TEXAS VOTER I.D. LAW FOR NOVEMBER ELECTION

Tonight, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit reinstated the State of Texas’ Voter Photo ID (SB 14) law in Veasey v. Perry, just five days after a U.S. District Court struck down the law finding it had “an impermissible discriminatory effect against Hispanics and African-Americans, and was imposed with an unconstitutional discriminatory purpose.”

From The Campaign Legal Center


October 15, 2014

TDP: DEMOCRATS DECRY VOTER ID RULING

Today, the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals reinstated SB 14, the Texas photo voter ID law that was recently ruled unconstitutional because of discriminatory intent. The court said it was too late to change the rule before the start of early voting.

From Texas Democratic Party


October 15, 2014

LONE STAR PROJECT: ABBOTT AND APPEALS COURT RULING

"The decision by the 5th Circuit is an expression of the outright hostility that Greg Abbott holds for African American and Hispanic Texas citizens. Abbott has taken on the role as one of the most infamous anti-minority figures from our past.

From Lone Star Project


October 15, 2014

SENATOR RODNEY ELLIS: STATEMENT ON THE 5TH CIRCUIT'S VOTER ID RULING

Today, Senator Rodney Ellis (D-Houston) released the following statement: "I am extremely disappointed the 5th Circuit has chosen to keep in place a law that just last week was ruled to be a 'poll tax' that was 'imposed with an unconstitutional discriminatory purpose.'

From Senator Rodney Ellis


October 15, 2014

TEXAS ATTORNEY GENERAL: FIFTH CIRCUIT RULES IN FAVOR OF TEXAS, VOTER ID REMAINS IN EFFECT

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit today ruled unanimously that the State’s voter ID law will remain in effect for the November 2014 election. The Texas Attorney General's office released the following statement from Lauren Bean, Deputy Communications Director:

From Texas Attorney General


October 15, 2014

WENDY DAVIS CAMPAIGN: DAVIS RESPONDS TO ATTORNEY GENERAL GREG ABBOTT CALLING THE COURT'S DECISION ON VOTER ID A "VICTORY"

Senator Davis issued the following statement after Attorney General Greg Abbott called the decision by the court on the voter ID laws a "victory":

From Wendy Davis Campaign


October 14, 2014

GLENN HEGAR CAMPAIGN: TEXAS OIL & GAS PAC ENDORSES GLENN HEGAR FOR COMPTROLLER

The Glenn Hegar Campaign announced today that the Texas Oil & Gas (TXOGA) PAC has endorsed Glenn Hegar in the November 4th general election race for Comptroller of Public Accounts.

From Glenn Hegar Campaign


October 14, 2014

MIKE COLLIER CAMPAIGN: HEGAR HAD CHANCE TO MAKE PROPERTY TAXES FAIR FOR HOMEOWNERS BUT DIDN'T

On October 29, Mike Collier and Glenn Hegar will debate on Time Warner Cable News in Austin. Mike Collier has called on Glenn Hegar to debate since April, and he can’t wait to discuss the issues that matter to Texas taxpayers.

From Mike Collier Campaign


October 14, 2014

TEXAS RAILROAD COMMISSION: NATURAL GAS SUMMIT BRINGS 10,000+ JOB OPENINGS

Railroad Commissioner David Porter is coordinating the first-ever Texas Natural Gas Summit and Job Fair at Austin’s Palmer Events Center on Thursday, October 23. The Summit culminates the first year of Porter’s Natural Gas Initiative, which showcases the economic, environmental and energy-security benefits of Texas natural gas.

From Texas Railroad Commission


October 14, 2014

TDP: ABBOTT AID NEEDS TO APOLOGIZE

Yesterday, David Carney, a senior campaign advisor to Greg Abbott tweeted, “Wendy Davis uses disabled people as props.” The Davis campaign press conference featured a speaker with cerebral palsy. [Austin American-Statesman, 10/13/2014]

From Texas Democratic Party


October 14, 2014

LETICIA VAN DE PUTTE CAMPAIGN: THE DAILY TEXAN ENDORSES LETICIA VAN DE PUTTE

In case you missed it, yesterday the Daily Texan announced their support for Leticia Van de Putte, University of Texas Alumna and Democratic nominee for Lieutenant Governor. [The Daily Texan, 10/13/14]

From Leticia Van de Putte Campaign


October 14, 2014

TEXAS RAILROAD COMMISSION: MEXICO'S ENERGY POTENTIAL IS A GAME CHANGER BY CHAIRMAN CRADDICK

During the summer of 2014, it was impossible to turn on the TV or look at social media without seeing mention of the border crisis related to an influx of immigrants from Central America.

From Texas Railroad Commission


October 14, 2014

LETICIA VAN DE PUTTE CAMPAIGN: VAN DE PUTTE ON WFAA-TV'S INSIDE TEXAS POLITICS

Senator Leticia Van de Putte, Democratic nominee for Lieutenant Governor, was recently featured on WFAA-TV’s Inside Texas Politics. Senator Van de Putte presented her Texas First platform for a stronger Texas, and answered questions posed by WFAA-TV’s Jason Whitely and Fort Worth Star-Telegram columnist Bud Kennedy.

From Leticia Van de Putte Campaign


October 14, 2014

PETE GALLEGO CAMPAIGN: TX23: MATH EXPERT RICK PERRY ENDORSES HURD'S DANGEROUS BUDGET PLAN

Rick Perry is featured in a new TV ad released this morning by the National Republican Congressional Committee aimed at helping Republican Will Hurd.

From Pete Gallego Campaign


October 14, 2014

WENDY DAVIS CAMPAIGN: SALON: "I AM A HUMAN BEING. NOT A CAMPAIGN PROP": DISABLED WENDY DAVIS SUPPORTER FIRES BACK AT CONSERVATIVE CRITICISM

"I am a human being. Not a campaign prop": Disabled Wendy Davis supporter fires back at conservative criticism [Salon, Jenny Kutner, 10.14.14]

From Wendy Davis Campaign


October 14, 2014

REPRESENTATIVE ED THOMPSON: OUR ROADS ARE OUR FUTURE: VOTE FOR PROP 1

Texans will have the chance in the Nov. 4 election to vote on an important constitutional amendment dealing with transportation funding in our state.

From Representative Ed Thompson


October 14, 2014

TEXANS FOR LAWSUIT REFROM PAC: MOSTYN TOPS $20 MILLION IN CAMPAIGN CONTRIBUTIONS

Personal injury trial lawyers Steve and Amber Mostyn reported $2,302,455 on the recently filed TEC 30-Day report, bringing Mostyn’s lifetime total campaign contributions in Texas to $21,788,761.

From Texans for Lawsuit Reform PAC


October 14, 2014

WENDY DAVIS CAMPAIGN: TX PUNDIT: "OPINION HAS SHIFTED ON THE AD", "WHAT MADE IT SHOCKING ALSO MAKES IT EFFECTIVE"

"I think opinion has shifted on the ad over the last couple days to a position that what made it shocking also makes it effective." - SMU political science professor Cal Jillson to Houston Chronicle

From Wendy Davis Campaign


October 13, 2014

OFFICE OF THE GOVERNOR: TASK FORCE ON INFECTIOUS DISEASE PREPAREDNESS AND RESPONSE

The Texas Task Force on Infectious Disease Preparedness and Response will hold its first hearing at 9 a.m. on Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014 at the Texas State Capitol in Austin. The hearing will focus on medical and public health preparedness for initial identification and isolation of patients with Ebola or similar high-consequence infectious diseases, a topic that is included in one of seven initial areas of focus identified by the Task Force.

From Office of the Governor


October 13, 2014

BATTLEGROUND TEXAS: ICYMI: STAR-TELEGRAM: WILLIS IS BEST FOR SD10

“The race for Texas Senate District 10, which includes major parts of Fort Worth, Arlington and Northeast Tarrant County, is the most closely watched Senate campaign in the state. The winner will replace state Sen. Wendy Davis, a Democrat who twice won in the Republican-leaning district and is now running for governor.

From Battleground Texas


October 13, 2014

TEXAS PARENT PAC: ENDORSES COLE BALLWEG FOR ELECTION TO TEXAS HOUSE DISTRICT 94

Today Texas Parent PAC announced its endorsement of Cole Ballweg of Arlington for election as state representative in Texas House District 94. This open seat in Tarrant County includes parts of Arlington, Mansfield, and Kennedale ISDs, and public schools are a source of pride in every neighborhood in the district.

From Texas Parent PAC


October 13, 2014

TDP: MIKE COLLIER IS A TERRIBLE FARMER

Today, Mike Collier, the Democratic candidate for comptroller, released a new ad comparing his skills with his opponents. Glenn Hegar, the Republican candidate, has frequently highlights his skills as a farmer in the race for comptroller. As a CPA and former CFO, Mike will come to Austin with a very different set of skills.

From Texas Democratic Party


October 13, 2014

OFFICE OF THE GOVERNOR: PERRY LEADS ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT DELEGATION IN EUROPE

Gov. Rick Perry will be in Europe this week for an economic development trip that will take him to England, Germany, Poland and Ukraine. The governor will start the week in London with a speech on Tuesday at the Royal United Services Institute.

From Office of the Governor


October 13, 2014

WENDY DAVIS CAMPAIGN: WHAT CONSERVATIVE DAILY CALLER AND LIBERAL AMERICAN PROSPECT ARE SAYING ABOUT NEW WENDY DAVIS TV AD

From the Right: Daily Caller: Wendy Davis' Wheelchair Ad Is Not Out-Of-Bounds "Twitter tells me that I should be outraged by Texas Democratic gubernatorial candidate Wendy Davis' latest attack ad, but I just can't muster it...

From Wendy Davis Campaign


October 13, 2014

REPRESENTATIVES DAN BRANCH AND HELEN GIDDINGS: STATEMENT ON NEW EBOLA DIAGNOSIS

Early this morning at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas, local government and hospital officials informed the public that a health care worker who provided care for the recently deceased Ebola patient has tested positive for Ebola in a preliminary test late Saturday.

From Representatives Dan Branch and Helen Giddings


October 13, 2014

WENDY DAVIS CAMPAIGN: WATCH: FOX HOUSTON: DAVIS AD "FAIR GAME," SHOWS ABBOTT "SPENT THE REST OF HIS CAREER ENSUING THAT OTHERS CAN'T GET THE SAME BENEFIT HE GOT"

Fox Houston Legal Analyst: "Greg Abbott can't use his disability as a sword and a shield in this campaign. And he's had several ads talking about his disability. That really makes it kind of fair game I think for Wendy Davis to talk about it too. "

From Wendy Davis Campaign


October 13, 2014

RPT: TEXAS GOP CHAIR CALLS ON WENDY DAVIS TO APOLOGIZE TO THE DISABLED COMMUNITY

Republican Party of Texas Chairman, Steve Munisteri, called upon Democratic gubernatorial candidate, Wendy Davis, today to apologize to the entire disabled community for running ads against her opponent, Attorney General Greg Abbott, attempting to utilize his disability for political gains.

From Republican Party of Texas


October 13, 2014

WENDY DAVIS CAMPAIGN: WATCH: HOUSTON OFFICIALS AND EDUCATORS BACK WENDY DAVIS

Yesterday, Houston officials discussed the impact of education cuts to local schools - and the contrast in the governor's race between Wendy Davis who will invest in our schools so that all children are better prepared for the future, and Greg Abbott who continues to fight schools in court and defend teacher layoffs and overcrowded classrooms.

From Wendy Davis Campaign


October 13, 2014

LETICIA VAN DE PUTTE CAMPAIGN: 40 DAYS, 40 WAYS DAN PATRICK IS WRONG FOR TEXAS #24: DAN PATRICK'S ATTACK ON TEXAS TRADITION

This November, Texans will have the chance to elect Leticia Van de Putte, a proven problem solver, who will fight for all Texans, as their next lieutenant governor. We are 24 days away from the general election. Today, we continue to highlight our top 40 reasons why Dan Patrick is not prepared to lead Texas.

From Leticia Van de Putte Campaign


October 13, 2014

TDP: CELEBRATE NATIONAL COMING OUT DAY

Today marks the 26th anniversary of National Coming Out Day, when the LGBTQ (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Questioning) community comes together and remembers the National March on Washington for Lesbian and Gay Rights.

From Texas Democratic Party


October 13, 2014

WENDY DAVIS CAMPAIGN: WHAT TEXANS ARE SAYING ABOUT WENDY DAVIS' NEW AD

Paul Stekler, chairman of the Radio-Television-Film Department at the University of Texas: "I think it's ballsy. These guys are already playing rough, and now they're playing rougher."

From Wendy Davis Campaign


October 13, 2014

LETICIA VAN DE PUTTE CAMPAIGN: AUSTIN AMERICAN-STATESMAN ENDORSES LETICIA VAN DE PUTTE FOR LT. GOVERNOR

Last night, Austin American-Statesman endorsed Leticia Van de Putte for Lieutenant Governor. The Statesman knows Senator Van de Putte will effectively govern the Senate, and forge a bipartisan coalition that avoids Washington-style gridlock.

From Leticia Van de Putte Campaign


October 13, 2014

WENDY DAVIS CAMPAIGN: IN TEXAS TRIBUNE, POLITICAL SCIENTIST CAL JILLSON SAYS DAVIS' AD IS "JARRING AD THAT WILL GET PEOPLE'S ATTENTION"

"Harold Cook, a Democratic strategist not affiliated with the Davis campaign, said he didn't understand the outrage and noted that Republicans had often used hard-hitting, controversial tactics in their broadcast ads.

From Wendy Davis Campaign


October 13, 2014

TDP: ICYMI: THE AUSTIN AMERICAN-STATESMAN ENDORSES SENATOR LETICIA VAN DE PUTTE

Yesterday, the Austin American-Statesman affirmed their support for Democratic nominee Senator Leticia Van de Putte for Lieutenant Governor. [The Austin American-Statesman, 10/10/14

From Texas Democratic Party


October 13, 2014

RED STATE WOMEN: CONDEMN WENDY DAVIS' VICIOUS NEW ATTACK AD

In response to Wendy Davis' vicious new attack ad against Greg Abbott, Red State Women issued the following statement: "In her most desperate attempt yet, Wendy Davis crosses the line in her recent attack ad against Greg Abbott.

From Red State Women


October 13, 2014

TDP: THE REPUBLICAN PLOT TO RUIN ELECTIONS

Across the state Republicans are taking desperate measures to make sure they have an advantage at the ballot box this November. In Wise County, Jim Parker, the new Elections Administrator, was elected while he was the Vice Chair of the Wise County Republican Party.

From Texas Democratic Party


October 10, 2014

OFFICE OF THE GOVERNOR: PERRY APPOINTS HUGHES AS JUSTICE OF THE 8TH COURT OF APPEALS

Gov. Rick Perry has appointed Steve Hughes of El Paso as justice of the 8th Court of Appeals for a term to expire at the 2016 general election. Hughes is an attorney and shareholder for Mounce, Green, Myers, Safi, Paxson and Galatzan P.C.

From Office of the Governor


October 10, 2014

SENATOR DONNA CAMPBELL: STATEMENT ON VOTER ID RULING

State Sen. Donna Campbell's statement on Judge Ramos' ruling on Voter ID: "Texans demand honest and fair elections. Texas' Voter ID Law ensures the integrity of the democratic process by putting measures in place to prevent voter fraud.

From Senator Donna Campbell


October 10, 2014

SENATOR JUAN "CHUY" HINOJOSA: STATEMENT ON VOTER ID LAW

Yesterday, a Corpus Christi based federal judge struck down the Texas Voter ID Law as unconstitutional and blocked Texas from enforcing its requirements in the November election. The Texas Voter ID law passed as Senate Bill 14 from the 82nd Regular Legislative Session in 2011 as a way to prevent voter fraud.

From Senator Juan "Chuy" Hinojosa


October 10, 2014

WENDY DAVIS CAMPAIGN: NEW FROM FINANCE REPORT: GREG ABBOTT PICKS UP $55,000 MORE FROM PREDATORY PAYDAY LENDING INDUSTRY

According to the most recent finance reports, the payday lenders threw Greg Abbott a fundraising event specifically for him to collect money from an industry he's let prey on hardworking Texas families, teachers and veterans with unlimited rates and fees.

From Wendy Davis Campaign


October 10, 2014

DIANE HENSON CAMPAIGN: SIERRA CLUB ENDORSES DIANE HENSON FOR CHIEF JUSTICE OF THE THIRD COURT OF APPEALS

The Sierra Club Lone Star Chapter, through its Political Action Committee of Texas, announced today its endorsement of Diane Henson for Chief Justice of the Third Court of Appeals. The Sierra Club Political Action Committee of Texas supports candidates for elected office in Texas on a non-partisan basis.

From Diane Henson Campaign


October 10, 2014

REPRESENTATIVE KEVIN BRADY: TWO YEARS AFTER LAW PASSES, FEDS FINALLY ISSUE RULE FOR STATE DRUG TESTING OF UNEMPLOYED

After two long years of delays, the Department of Labor has finally released a proposed rule for states that seek to drug test those seeking unemployment benefits. The 2012 law extending the payroll tax and reducing the weeks of unemployment eligibility included a Republican provision removing the federal ban against states requiring drug tests for workers seeking jobs in industries that routinely require the test.

From Representative Kevin Brady


October 10, 2014

LETICIA VAN DE PUTTE CAMPAIGN: VAN DE PUTTE PRAISES VETERANS IN PIPING PROGRAM

Today, Senator Leticia Van de Putte, Democratic nominee for Lt. Governor, joined Veterans in Piping (VIP) for a tour of the Local 100 Plumbers and Pipefitters Training Center in Garland.

From Leticia Van de Putte Campaign


October 10, 2014

PETE GALLEGO CAMPAIGN: EXPRESS NEWS ENDORSES PETE GALLEGO "A VALUABLE ASSET FOR SAN ANTONIO"

Moments ago - the San Antonio Express news endorsed Congressman Pete Gallego in what they call "one of the more closely watched House races in the nation."

From Pete Gallego Campaign


October 10, 2014

TEXAS SECRETARY OF STATE: STATEMENT OF NANDITA BERRY ON THE DISTRICT COURT'S RULING IN VEASEY V. PERRY

“We have received a copy of the judge’s ruling in this matter. The ruling is currently under review by my office and the Office of the Attorney General. As always, the Office of the Secretary of State will assist Texas election officials in providing elections that are smooth, secure and successful.” –Texas Secretary of State Nandita Berry

From Texas Secretary of State


October 10, 2014

WENDY DAVIS CAMPAIGN: FLASHBACK TO FIRST DEBATE: DAVIS REBUKES ABBOTT FOR DEFENDING DISCRIMINATORY VOTER SUPPRESSION LAW

Yesterday a federal court struck-down the Greg Abbott-defended Texas photo ID law that was called a "poll tax" and "discriminatory" against African-Americans and Hispanics.

From Wendy Davis Campaign


October 10, 2014

WENDY DAVIS CAMPAIGN: VIDEO: DAVIS RECEIVES ENDORSEMENT OF CAMERON COUNTY SHERIFF DEPUTIES

Wendy Davis was in Brownsville yesterday where she received the endorsement of the Cameron County Sheriff Deputies Association for her support of equal pay for equal work, her work to support local law enforcement, and her efforts to combat human trafficking.

From Wendy Davis Campaign


October 10, 2014

TEXAS FREEDOM NETWORK: HONORS STRONG WOMEN MAKING HISTORY AT 19TH ANNUAL GALA

The Texas Freedom Network will honor Houston Mayor Annise Parker, labor and civil rights icon Dolores Huerta, and the Rev. Valda Jean Combs of Fort Worth for their work on behalf of equality, civil rights and reproductive justice at the organization’s 19th annual gala celebration on Oct. 19 in Austin.

From Texas Freedom Network


October 10, 2014

SENATOR JOSE RODRIGUEZ: VOTER ID DECISION RESTORES TEXANS' RIGHTS

Senator José Rodríguez released the following statement on Judge Nelva Gonzales Ramos' ruling that found the Texas Voter ID law “creates an unconstitutional burden on the right to vote, has an impermissible discriminatory effect against Hispanics and African-Americans, and was imposed with an unconstitutional discriminatory purpose”:

From Senator Jose Rodriguez


October 10, 2014

SUSAN MOTLEY CAMPAIGN: TEXAS STATE TEACHERS ASSOCIATION: DON'T LET EDUCATION-CUTTER RODNEY ANDERSON SNEAK BACK INTO OFFICE

Rodney Anderson, a former legislator and former tormentor of public schools, is trying to make a comeback this November, so he can pick up where he left off three years ago, making deep cuts into educators’ jobs and children’s opportunities.

From Susan Motley Campaign


October 10, 2014

LOIS KOLKHORST CAMPAIGN: KOLKHORST LAUNCHES FIRST TELEVISION AD OF HER SENATE CAMPAIGN

Friday, Lois Kolkhorst’s campaign launched their first television ad of her campaign for Senate District 18. The ad, titled “Not One Inch” tackled the most important issue on the mind of voters, border security.

From Lois Kolkhorst Campaign


October 10, 2014

TEXAS CIVIL RIGHTS PROJECT: APPLAUDS FEDERAL COURT RULING, INVALIDATING VOTER ID

Statement by Director Jim Harrington: “The Texas Civil Rights Projects strongly applauds the ruling of Corpus Christi U. S. District Judge Nelva Gonzales Ramos, finding that Texas’ voter identification law is unconstitutional.

From Texas Civil Rights Project


October 10, 2014

SENATOR SYLVIA GARCIA: APPLAUDS COURT DECISION STRIKING DOWN DISCRIMINATORY VOTER ID LAW

Today, Judge Nelva Gonzales Ramos struck down the Texas Voter Identification law. In her ruling, she compared the law to Jim Crow-era policies that aimed to keep minorities from voting. The Texas Voter ID law requires voters to show a photo ID in order to be able to cast a ballot.

From Senator Sylvia Garcia


October 10, 2014

THE CAMPAIGN LEGAL CENTER: TEXAS VOTER I.D. LAW STRUCK DOWN AS UNCONSTITUTIONALLY DISCRIMINATORY, VIOLATIVE OF VOTING RIGHTS ACT AND A "POLL TAX"

Tonight, a federal court struck down Texas’ Voter ID (SB 14) law as an unconstitutional burden on the right to vote in Veasey v. Perry. Judge Nelva Gonzales Ramos of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas in Corpus Christi found SB 14 had “an impermissible discriminatory effect against Hispanics and African-Americans, and was imposed with an unconstitutional discriminatory purpose.”

From The Campaign Legal Center


October 10, 2014

BATTLEGROUND TEXAS: STATEMENT ON TEXAS VOTER ID LAW DECISION

Jenn Brown, Executive Director of Battleground Texas, issued the following statement in response to tonight’s federal court decision to strike down Texas’ voter ID law as not only discriminatory, but intended to specifically keep African-American and Hispanic voters from the polls.

From Battleground Texas


October 10, 2014

REPRESENTATIVE JOAQUIN CASTRO: STATEMENT ON TEXAS VOTER ID BLOCK

Congressman Joaquin Castro (TX-20) released the following statement after a federal judge in Texas found that the Texas voter ID law was intended to discriminate against minorities and declared it unconstitutional:

From Representative Joaquin Castro


October 10, 2014

WENDY DAVIS CAMPAIGN: DAVIS STATEMENT ON TEXAS VOTER ID LAW BEING STRUCK DOWN

Wendy Davis issued the following statement after the court called Texas' Voter ID law a "poll tax" and "discriminatory" against African-Americans and Hispanics before striking it down.

From Wendy Davis Campaign


October 10, 2014

SENATOR RODNEY ELLIS: STATEMENT ON THE VOTER ID RULING

Today, Senator Rodney Ellis (D-Houston) released the following statement: "Texas has a long and sad history of making it difficult for people to vote. Elected officials repeatedly used the law to keep people out of the voting booth.

From Senator Rodney Ellis


October 10, 2014

LONE STAR PROJECT: BREAKING: FEDERAL JUDGE OVERTURNS TEXAS PHOTO ID LAW

Earlier today, Federal District Judge Nelva Gonazalez Ramos in the federal court in Corpus Christi, ruled in favor of the plaintiffs challenging the Texas voter photo ID law.

From Lone Star Project


October 10, 2014

TDP: CELEBRATES VOTER ID TRIAL RULING

Today, U.S. District Judge Nelva Gonzales Ramos issued a ruling on the legality of the Texas voter ID law, which requires all voters to show up-to-date identification at the polls. Judge Ramos ruled against the law, citing discriminatory intent as the basis for her decision.

From Texas Democratic Party


October 10, 2014

TEXAS ATTORNEY GENERAL: TEXAS WILL IMMEDIATELY APPEAL VOTER ID RULING

The Texas Attorney General's office released the following statement from Lauren Bean, Deputy Communications Director: "The State of Texas will immediately appeal and will urge the Fifth Circuit to resolve this matter quickly to avoid voter confusion in the upcoming election.

From Texas Attorney General


October 10, 2014

MEXICAN AMERICAN LEGISLATIVE CAUCUS: U.S. DISTRICT COURT BLOCKS TEXAS' PHOTO ID LAW

Today, Federal Judge Nelva Gonzales Ramos blocked Texas’ strict photo ID law on the grounds that it violates Section 2 of the Voting Rights Act and the U.S. Constitution by denying minority voters an equal opportunity to vote in Texas.

From Mexican American Legislative Caucus


October 10, 2014

LONE STAR PROJECT: DAN PATRICK - DIVIDER & TAXER

Just a few years ago, the notion that a politician as mean-spirited, divisive and out of touch with fair-minded Texans as Dan Patrick could be nominated for statewide office would be quickly dismissed.

From Lone Star Project


October 10, 2014

TDP: ON ELECTORAL INTEGRITY IN WISE COUNTY

On September 30, Wise County Democratic Chair Tracy Smith, filed a lawsuit in opposition of the September 23 appointment of a new Elections Administrator.

From Texas Democratic Party


October 10, 2014

MIKE COLLIER CAMPAIGN: COLLIER CAN'T WAIT TO DEBATE GLENN HEGAR

On October 29th Mike Collier and Glenn Hegar will debate on Time Warner Cable News in Austin. Mike Collier has called on Glenn Hegar to debate since April, and he can’t wait to discuss issues that matter to Texas taxpayers.

From Mike Collier Campaign


October 10, 2014

OFFICE OF THE GOVERNOR: PERRY APPOINT VARMA TO TEXAS MEDICAL BOARD

Gov. Rick Perry has appointed Surendra Varma of Lubbock to the Texas Medical Board for a term to expire April 13, 2019. The board protects and enhances the public's health, safety and welfare by establishing and maintaining standards of excellence used in regulating the practice of medicine and ensuring quality health care for Texans.

From Office of the Governor


October 9, 2014

REPRESENTATIVE JEFF LEACH: STATEMENT ON THE RETIREMENT OF PLANO INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT SUPERINTENDENT RICHARD MATKIN

Today, State Representative Jeff Leach released the following statement in response to the announcement of the retirement of Plano Independent School District Superintendent, Richard Matkin.

From Representative Jeff Leach


October 9, 2014

OFFICE OF THE GOVERNOR: PERRY REAPPOINTS RUCKER AS PRESIDING JUDGE ON THE 7TH ADMINISTRATIVE JUDICIAL REGION

Gov. Rick Perry has reappointed Dean Rucker of Midland as presiding judge of the 7th Administrative Judicial Region for a term that will expire four years from the date of qualification.

From Office of the Governor


October 9, 2014

TDP: ICYMI: ON IMMIGRATION, TEXAS GOP STEERS RIGHT

In case you missed it, today the National Journal wrote an article on Dan Patrick and his racist rhetoric towards immigration. [National Journal, 10/9/2014] Texas Democratic Party Executive Director Will Hailer released the following statement:

From Texas Democratic Party


October 9, 2014

PLANNED PARENTHOOD TEXAS VOTES: GREG ABBOTT TELLS WOMEN IN THE RIO GRANDE VALLEY THAT THEIR LOSS OF CONSTITUTIONAL RIGHTS IS SIMPLY A "MANAGEABLE INCONVENIENCE"

Greg Abbott just filed a memorandum with the U.S. Supreme Court in defense of HB2, calling the bill’s harm “an inconvenience, but still a manageable one." Statement from Planned Parenthood Texas Votes Executive Director Yvonne Gutierrez:

From Planned Parenthood Texas Votes


October 9, 2014

TEXAS EXES: HARLEY CLARK, CO-INVENTOR OF HOOK 'EM HORNS SIGN, DIES AT 78

Retired state District Judge Harley Clark of Austin, a venerated Texas Ex who became a part of Longhorn lore by introducing the “Hook ’em Horns” hand sign at a University of Texas pep rally during the 1950s, died Thursday at the age of 78.

From Texas Exes


October 9, 2014

LETICIA VAN DE PUTTE CAMPAIGN: PRESIDENT BILL CLINTON SUPPORTS LETICIA VAN DE PUTTE FOR LT. GOVERNOR

Yesterday, former President Bill Clinton announced his support for Leticia Van de Putte for Lieutenant Governor. President Clinton knows something about leading a red state: he was Arkansas’ 40th & 42nd Governor.

From Leticia Van de Putte Campaign


October 9, 2014

BATTLEGROUND TEXAS: VOTER REGISTRATION INCREASING IN RECORD NUMBERS ALL ACROSS TEXAS

In yet another sign of Team Wendy’s incredible grassroots momentum, counties across Texas are reporting record numbers of newly registered voters. Democratic groups across the state have been making a historic push this year to register and engage voters.

From Battleground Texas


October 9, 2014

TEXAS PARENT PAC: ENDORSES SUSAN CRISS FOR ELECTION TO TEXAS HOUSE DISTRICT 23

Today Texas Parent PAC announced its endorsement of Susan Criss of Galveston for election as state representative in House District 23, which includes Galveston, Texas City, La Marque, Jamaica Beach, and the Bolivar Peninsula in Galveston County and all of Chambers County.

From Texas Parent PAC


October 9, 2014

PLANNED PARENTHOOD TEXAS VOTES: COURT CONTINUES TO IGNORE HEALTH CARE DISASTER FOR TEXAS WOMEN

Today the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit denied a petition asking the whole court to reconsider a ruling from last March that upheld a law requiring physicians who provide safe, legal abortion to enter into special business arrangements with local hospitals.

From Planned Parenthood Texas Votes


October 9, 2014

OFFICE OF THE GOVERNOR: PERRY VISITS TROOPS DEPLOYING TO WEST AFRICA IN FIGHT AGAINST EBOLA

Gov. Rick Perry today visited U.S. Army troops preparing to deploy to the West African nation of Liberia to help combat the spread of Ebola. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control calls this epidemic in West Africa the largest Ebola outbreak in history.

From Office of the Governor


October 9, 2014

LONE STAR SUCCESS: WEB AD: "TEXAS DOESN'T BREAK YOUR BANK"

Lone Star Success, a project of Texans for Positive Economic Policy (TPEP), announced the release of the fourth video in a series of web videos designed to highlight the advantages and positive economic impacts that conservative fiscal leadership has brought to Texas – making it the economic envy of the nation.

From Lone Star Project


October 9, 2014

MIKE COLLIER CAMPAIGN: COMPTROLLER'S CURRENT REVENUE ESTIMATE ONCE AGAIN STUNNINGLY INACCURATE

Yesterday Comptroller Susan Combs released monthly revenue collections for last month, September 2014, and yet again the comptroller’s revenue estimate remains stunningly inaccurate.

From Mike Collier Campaign


October 9, 2014

BOB HALL CAMPAIGN: REPUBLICAN SENATE NOMINEES WARN TEXAS ETHICS COMMISSION OVER POTENTIAL ABUSE OF THEIR RULE MAKING AUTHORITY

With strong suggestion that the Texas Ethics Commission plans to overstep their authority to implement rules that would impact freedom of speech in Texas, today six Republican Texas Senate nominees submitted a letter to the Texas Ethics Commission.

From Bob Hall Campaign


October 9, 2014

TEXAS PARKS & WILDLIFE: PUBLIC MEETING PLANNED FOR BASTROP COUNTY WILDFIRE MITIGATION PROJECTS

More than three years after the Bastrop County Complex Fire charred more than 30,000 acres of central Bastrop County, officials are preparing to implement projects to manage potentially dangerous wildland fuels.

From Texas Parks and Wildlife Department


October 9, 2014

TDP: DEMOCRATS APPLAUD CAMPAIGN FINANCE RULING

Today, the Texas Democratic Party prevailed in King Street Patriots v. Texas Democratic Party, when the Texas Court of Appeals for the Third District confirmed a lower court decision to uphold provisions of Texas campaign finance law.

From Texas Democratic Party


October 9, 2014

MIKE COLLIER CAMPAIGN: COLLIER ISSUES SIXTH POLICY PRIORITY TO PROTECT TAXPAYER RIGHTS

Today Mike Collier released his sixth policy priority to protect Taxpayer Rights -- to reform and improve tax administration. Texans have the right to demand straightforward compliance, prompt dispute resolutions, quick refunds, and fair interest charges on disputed items.

From Mike Collier Campaign


October 8, 2014

STRATEGIC PUBLIC AFFAIRS: MARTI JOHNSON JOINS STRATEGIC PUBLIC AFFAIRS

Strategic Public Affairs®, a Houston-based public affairs firm, is proud to announce that Marti Johnson has joined the firm as a director. She is responsible for government relations, grassroots organization, PAC management, stakeholder outreach and strategic counsel.

From Strategic Public Affairs


October 8, 2014

ANNIE'S LIST: GREG ABBOTT AND DAN PATRICK TAKE ANTI-WOMAN CUES FROM CLAYTON WILLIAMS

In the 30-day reports they filed this week, gubernatorial candidate Greg Abbott disclosed he's received $120,000 from failed gubernatorial candidate Clayton Williams.

From Annie's List


October 8, 2014

WENDY DAVIS CAMPAIGN: FIRST LADY MICHELLE OBAMA RECORDS RADIO AD FOR WENDY DAVIS

First Lady Michelle Obama recorded a new radio ad for Wendy Davis that will begin running this week. In the ad, the First Lady highlights Senator Davis' inspiring personal story and the difference education made in her life.

From Wendy Davis Campaign


October 8, 2014

ANNIE'S LIST: FACT CHECK: RODNEY ANDERSON VOTED TO SLASH PUBLIC EDUCATION FUNDS

The Republican nominee for House District 105, Rodney Anderson, says he wants to put public education first. His record, however, tells a different story.

From Annie's List


October 8, 2014

CENTER FOR PUBLIC POLICY PRIORITIES: WELCOMES GARRETT GROVES AS PROGRAM DIRECTOR FOR ECONOMIC OPPORTUNITY

Former National Governors Association (NGA) senior policy analyst Garrett Groves will join the staff of the Center for Public Policy Priorities next week as Program Director for Economic Opportunity, just in time to lead a session at the highly anticipated Hobby Policy Summit.

From Center for Public Policy Priorities


October 8, 2014

THE CAMPAIGN LEGAL CENTER: APPEALS COURT AFFIRMS SWEEPING DECISION UPHOLDING TEXAS CAMPAIGN FINANCE LAWS

Today, the Texas Court of Appeals for the Third District affirmed a sweeping lower court decision upholding numerous provisions of Texas campaign finance law in Texas Democratic Party v. King Street Patriots.

From The Campaign Legal Center


October 8, 2014

TEXAS ASSOCIATION OF BUSINESS: SAT MATH SCORE DROP IS DISTURBING

The performance on the SAT test by Texas students should send a disturbing message to our superintendents, the Texas Education Agency and the leaders of this state. The latest results show the lowest math performance in 22 years and the second lowest reading performance over that same time period.

From Texas Association of Business


October 8, 2014

REPRESENTATIVE JASON VILLALBA: STATEMENT REGARDING THE DEATH OF THE FIRST PATIENT WITH EBOLA IN TEXAS

Today Texas State Representative Jason Villalba issued the following statement concerning the death of the patient with the first case of Ebola in Dallas, Texas: “The first diagnosed case of Ebola in the United Sates was confirmed last week by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

From Representative Jason Villalba


October 8, 2014

BATTLEGROUND TEXAS: MORE GOOD NEWS ON VOTER REGISTRATION

If you compare voter registration totals from this year to 2010, which as a non-Presidential year is the true benchmark, the totals are even more impressive.” “Yet another piece of evidence to suggest that this year is different than 2010.”

From Battleground Texas


October 8, 2014

REPRESENTATIVES DAN BRANCH AND HELEN GIDDINGS: DALLAS DELEGATION CHAIRS STATEMENT ON THE PASSING OF EBOLA PATIENT

This morning, Thomas Eric Duncan passed away at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital in Dallas. Mr. Duncan had been suffering with symptoms of the Ebola virus for nearly two weeks.

From Representatives Dan Branch and Helen Giddings


October 8, 2014

LONE STAR PROJECT: FORT WORTH STAR-TELEGRAM ENDORSES SAM HOUSTON FOR ATTORNEY GENERAL

"If qualifications, character, ability or integrity matter at all in the election for Texas attorney general, Sam Houston will be the overwhelming choice. Ken Paxton has demonstrated a fundamental lack of honesty and profound disrespect for Texas voters.

From Lone Star Project


October 8, 2014

RYAN SITTON CAMPAIGN: SITTON, REPUBLICAN NOMINEE FOR RAILROAD COMMISSIONER RELEASES POSITION PAPER ON IMPORTANT WATER CONSIDERATION FACING TEXAS

Today Ryan Sitton, Republican Nominee for Railroad Commissioner, released a position paper on important water considerations facing the state of Texas and how the energy industry should be evaluated as comprehensive water solutions are developed for the entire state.

From Ryan Sitton Campaign


October 8, 2014

TEXAS ATTORNEY GENERAL: TEXAS, 49 STATES REACH $105 MILLION NATIONWIDE AGREEMENT WITH WIRELESS TELECOMMUNICATIONS PROVIDER

The State of Texas, 49 states and the District of Columbia today announced the resolution of a multistate investigation into wireless carrier AT&T Inc. for its role in cellphone “cramming” – the unlawful practice of placing unauthorized third-party charges on mobile phone accounts.

From Texas Attorney General


October 8, 2014

MIKE COLLIER CAMPAIGN: COLLIER CALLS ON ATTORNEY GENERAL TO FOLLOW THE LAW

In light of recent reports of financial mismanagement involving the Texas Enterprise Fund and the Major Events Trust, Mike Collier announced that if elected Comptroller he will call on the Attorney General to the end a long Texas tradition of ignoring the law.

From Mike Collier Campaign


October 8, 2014

WENDY DAVIS CAMPAIGN: LAUNCHES FOURTH SPANISH LANGUAGE TV AD

The Wendy Davis campaign has released its fourth Spanish language TV ad, "Aqui en las calles," depicting the truth about Greg Abbott's shameful record on education: he continues to fight against neighborhood schools in court.

From Wendy Davis Campaign


October 7, 2014

OFFICE OF THE GOVERNOR: PERRY TOURS GALVESTON NATIONAL LABORATORY

A day after announcing the creation of a new task force aimed at combatting infectious disease, Gov. Rick Perry today toured the Galveston National Laboratory at The University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB) at Galveston.

From Office of the Governor


October 7, 2014

MIKE COLLIER CAMPAIGN: COLLIER AND HEGAR TO DEBATE ON TIME WARNER CABLE NEWS IN AUSTIN

Today, Mike Collier accepted Time Warner Cable’s invitation to a televised debate with Senator Glenn Hegar on Time Warner Cable News in Austin.

From Mike Collier Campaign


October 7, 2014

GLENN HEGAR CAMPAIGN: NFIB-TEXAS ENDORSES GLENN HEGAR FOR COMPTROLLER

The Glenn Hegar Campaign announced today that the National Federation of Independent Business/Texas, has endorsed Glenn Hegar in the November 4th general election race for Comptroller of Public Accounts.

From Glenn Hegar Campaign


October 7, 2014

COLE BALLWEG CAMPAIGN: ARLINGTON POLICE ASSOCIATION AND CLEAT ENDORSE COLE BALLWEG FOR HD94

Cole Ballweg has officially received the endorsement of the local Arlington Police Association as well as the Combined Law Enforcement Association of Texas (CLEAT).

From Cole Ballweg Campaign


October 7, 2014

COALITION OF TEXANS WITH DISABILITIES: STATEMENT ON AUSTIN CHRONICLE STORY ON AUSTIN STATE SUPPORTED LIVING CENTER

The cover art of the September 19 Austin Chronicle depicts a person in a wheelchair in a life raft with the caption, “Disabled Residents Left to Sink or Swim With Closure of State Supported Living Center”.

From Coalition of Texans with Disabilities


October 7, 2014

BATTLEGROUND TEXAS: VOTER CONTACTS FOR WENDY DAVIS SURPASS FIVE MILLION

Team Wendy has hit a new grassroots milestone today: 31,000 volunteers have reached out to voters -- on the phone and at the doors -- more than 5 million times.

From Battleground Texas


October 7, 2014

TEXAS CHARITY ADVOCATES: TEXAS BINGO ORGANIZATIONS ADVOCATE REFORMS: STARTING WITH TAX RELIEF

A   coalition   of   charities   and   other   supporters   of   Charitable   Bingo   today   released   the   following  statement  in  support  of  reforms  they’re  asking  from  the  Texas  Legislature:     Over   the   last   10   years,   Texas   government   took   in   $254   million   in   taxes   on   bingo   prizes   generated   solely   by   the   work   of   Texas   bingo   charities—over   and   above   the   cost   to   the   State   of   regulating   Charitable   Bingo.

From Texas Charity Advocates


October 7, 2014

WENDY DAVIS CAMPAIGN: LAUNCHES SPANISH LANGUAGE RADIO AD ON ABBOTT'S DEFENSE OF EDUCATION CUTS

The Wendy Davis campaign has launched a Spanish language radio ad on Greg Abbott's defense of $5.4 billion in public education cuts which led to teacher layoffs, overcrowded classrooms and teacher layoffs.

From Wendy Davis Campaign


October 7, 2014

BATTLEGROUND TEXAS: CHRON: STATE'S LARGEST COUNTIES SEE INCREASE IN VOTER REGISTRATION

“The number of Texans registered to vote in the state's five largest counties increased by 2 percent since 2012, a reversal of the decline in total voter registrations that was seen before the last midterm election.

From Battleground Texas


October 7, 2014

WENDY DAVIS CAMPAIGN: GREG ABBOTT GETS RATTLED AND DEFENSIVE WHEN ASKED BY BEAUMONT MEDIA ABOUT HIS ROLE IN TEF SCANDAL COVER UP

FACT CHECK: Abbott Admitted to Blocking Information Related to TEF Applications

From Wendy Davis Campaign


October 7, 2014

TEXAS EDUCATION AGENCY: 2013-2014 AP EXAM, SAT PARTICIPATION RATES FOR TEXAS PUBLIC SCHOOL STUDENTS INCREASE

Data released today by the College Board shows that 2013-2014 participation rates for Advanced Placement (AP) exams and SAT for students enrolled in Texas public schools once again increased over the previous school year.

From Texas Education Agency


October 7, 2014

PETE GALLEGO CAMPAIGN: TX23: WILL HURD'S MISINFORMATION CAMPAIGN

On tonight's evening news in El Paso, viewers saw Republican Will Hurd struggle when posed with this question: "Pete Gallego, he's ranked as a very moderate Democrat. In fact, in a recent poll he was ranked as the 11th most conservative Democrat in the House. So can you name a specific issue where you would vote differently from him?"

From Pete Gallego Campaign


October 7, 2014

SENATOR CHARLES PERRY: APPOINTED TO HIGHER EDUCATION COMMITTEE

Today, Lt. Governor David Dewhurst appointed State Senator Charles Perry to the Senate Committee on Higher Education.

From Senator Charles Perry


October 7, 2014

SAM HOUSTON CAMPAIGN: AG CANDIDATE HOUSTON BLASTS OPPONENT FOR EMPOWER TEXANS SUPPORT

Sam Houston, Democratic nominee for Texas Attorney General, today blasted his opponent’s support from a far-right organization that, according to press reports, violated federal tax reporting laws.

From Sam Houston Campaign


October 6, 2014

SENATOR TED CRUZ: ALLOWING LOWER COURT RULINGS ON SAME-SEX MARRIAGE TO STAND IS 'TRAGIC AND INDEFENSIBLE,' AND 'JUDICIAL ACTIVISM AT ITS WORST'

U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, today issued the following statement regarding the Supreme Court’s decision to reject requests from five States to review state laws that prohibit same-sex marriage.

From Senator Ted Cruz


October 6, 2014

TEXAS ASSOCIATION OF BUSINESS: AGAINST PROPOSED REGULATIONS FOR DENTAL INDUSTRY

Today Texas Association of Business (TAB) CEO Bill Hammond declared opposition to new proposed rules (TAC 108. 70 & TAC 108.74) for dentists that would raise costs and restrict access to dental care for Texans.

From Texas Association of Business


October 6, 2014

TEXAS VALUES: STATEMENT ON SCOTUS MARRIAGE DECISION

“The decision by the U.S. Supreme Court to not take up the lower court rulings undermines both marriage and the rule of law, and it effectively silences millions of Americans in these states that have supported marriage as the unique union of one man and one woman.

From Texas Values


October 6, 2014

REPRESENTATIVE JOAQUIN CASTRO: ON SUPREME COURT'S DECISION TO ALLOW GAY MARRIAGE TO PROCEED IN STATES

Congressman Joaquin Castro (TX-20) released this statement following the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision to deny gay marriage appeals from five states seeking to prohibit same-sex marriage.

From Representative Joaquin Castro


October 6, 2014

REPRESENTATIVE J.M. LOZANO: BULLET TRAIN IN TEXAS

Talks of bringing a bullet train to Texas are becoming more realistic. The Central Japan Railway Company (JRC), the company that developed the first high-speed rail in the world, has been working with the Texas Central Railway (TCR) in developing a privately-run bullet train to travel from Houston to Dallas.

From Representative J.M. Lozano


October 6, 2014

OFFICE OF THE GOVERNOR: PERRY NAMES DR. BRETT GIROIR TO LEAD TEXAS TASK FORCE ON INFECTIOUS DISEASE PREPAREDNESS AND RESPONSE

Gov. Rick Perry today announced the creation of the Texas Task Force on Infectious Disease Preparedness and Response, which will assess and enhance the state’s existing capabilities to prepare for and respond to pandemic disease, such as the Ebola virus.

From Office of the Governor


October 6, 2014

LETICIA VAN DE PUTTE CAMPAIGN: FILES STRONG FUNDRAISING REPORT

Since the start of her campaign for Lieutenant Governor, in November 2013, Senator Leticia Van de Putte has raised nearly $5 million. During the July to September 25th reporting period, Senator Van de Putte raised over $2.6 million.

From Leticia Van de Putte Campaign


October 6, 2014

SENATOR TED CRUZ: IT'S TIME FOR PRESIDENT OBAMA TO PRESENT A CLEAR MISSION TO CONGRESS

Today should mark the end of the 60-day period designated by the War Powers Act that has thus far enabled President Obama to take military action against ISIS without congressional approval.

From Senator Ted Cruz


October 6, 2014

WENDY DAVIS CAMPAIGN: TEXAS TRIBUNE: GREG ABBOTT'S RECORD AS AG UP FOR SCRUTINY

The Big Conversation GOP gubernatorial candidate Greg Abbott's tenure as attorney general was the focus of news coverage this weekend. And it wasn't the sort of coverage craved by campaigns.

From Wendy Davis Campaign


October 6, 2014

COLE BALLWEG CAMPAIGN: FORT WORTH STAR-TELEGRAM ENDORSES COLE BALLWEG

The Fort Worth Star-Telegram (FWST) editorial board has officially endorsed Cole Ballweg for HD94. The repudiation of Tony Tinderholt's extremist positions was clear from the headline: "Invading Mexico is not a good plan: Arlington voters in House District 94 race should reject Republican candidate's extreme views."

From Cole Ballweg Campaign


October 6, 2014

BATTLEGROUND TEXAS: LAST DAY FOR TEXANS TO REGISTER TO VOTE

More than 8,600 deputized Team Wendy volunteers across Texas will be making one last push to register voters today, capping off a weekend of hundreds of registration events spread across Texas. October 6 is the last day for Texans to register to vote in the upcoming election.

From Battleground Texas


October 6, 2014

LETICIA VAN DE PUTTE CAMPAIGN: 40 DAYS, 40 WAYS DAN PATRICK IS WRONG FOR TEXAS: #30 DAN PATRICK AIN'T NO TEXAS LT. GOVERNOR

This November, Texans will have the chance to elect Leticia Van de Putte, a proven problem solver, who will fight for all Texans, as their next lieutenant governor.

From Leticia Van de Putte Campaign


October 6, 2014

REPRESENTATIVE DAN BRANCH AND HELEN GIDDINGS: CONTINUE TO MONITOR EBOLA IN NORTH TEXAS

This afternoon, Members of the Texas House of Representatives and district staff from north Texas legislative offices met with Department of State Health Services Commissioner Dr. David Lakey and Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins to discuss the ongoing management of the Ebola case and investigation in Dallas.

From Representatives Dan Branch and Helen Giddings


October 6, 2014

LETICIA VAN DE PUTTE CAMPAIGN: ICYMI: HOUSTON CHRONICLE ENDORSES LETICIA VAN DE PUTTE FOR LT. GOVERNOR

Last night, The Houston Chronicle, Dan Patrick’s hometown newspaper, strongly endorsed Leticia Van de Putte for Lieutenant Governor. The Chronicle trusted Senator Van de Putte to focus on the issues that matter to Texas stating, “We urge a vote for Van de Putte. Texas voters, regardless of party, need to think long and hard about a potential demagogue becoming lieutenant governor.”

From Leticia Van de Putte Campaign


October 6, 2014

STEVE BROWN CAMPAIGN: BROWN DISCUSSES WORKPLACE SAFETY CONCERNS WITH OIL FIELD WORKERS

Today, Steve Brown, Democratic nominee for Railroad Commissioner, held a roundtable discussion with oil field workers on measures to improve workplace safety in the oil field.

From Steve Brown Campaign


October 6, 2014

THE UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS SYSTEM: BOARD OF REGENTS VOICES SUPPORT FOR UT AUSTIN FOOTBALL COACH

Emphasizing that the success and wellbeing of students is a primary goal, The University of Texas System Board of Regents on Friday unanimously approved a motion praising UT Austin head football coach Charlie Strong for his focus on character development among the student athletes he leads.

From The University of Texas System


October 3, 2014

COLE BALLWEG CAMPAIGN: TEXAS HOSPITAL ASSOCIATION ENDORSES COLE BALLWEG FOR HD94

The Texas Hospital Association (THA) has officially endorsed Cole Ballweg, adding to a rapidly growing list of organizations and community leaders.

From Cole Ballweg Campaign


October 3, 2014

LETICIA VAN DE PUTTE CAMPAIGN: VAN DE PUTTE CELEBRATES MANUFACTURING DAY

Today, October 3rd, marks Manufacturing Day all across the country. Manufacturers open their doors to show their operations and provide information on the industry. M2 Global Technology Ltd. celebrated Manufacturing Day by providing plant tours in San Antonio.

From Leticia Van de Putte Campaign


October 3, 2014

KONNI BURTON CAMPAIGN: LAUNCHES TELEVISION AD

Today the Konni Burton campaign launched its general election ad entitled “Trust”. The ad, highlighting Burton’s deep roots in Tarrant County and her positive conservative agenda, will have an initial two week run on cable throughout SD 10.

From Konni Burton Campaign


October 3, 2014

TDP: PERRY'S LAWYERS GET DESPERATE

Today, Gov. Rick Perry’s lawyers filed a request to dismiss Perry’s indictment claiming paperwork to swear in special prosecutor Michael McCrum was not properly filed. [Texas Tribune, 10/3/2014]

From Texas Democratic Party


October 3, 2014

LETICIA VAN DE PUTTE CAMPAIGN: 40 DAYS, 40 WAYS DAN PATRICK IS WRONG FOR TEXAS: #32 DAN PATRICK OFFERS NO PLAN FOR TEXAS

This November, Texans will have the chance to elect Leticia Van de Putte, a proven problem solver, who will fight for all Texans, as their next lieutenant governor. We are 32 days away from the general election. Today, we continue to highlight our top 40 reasons why Dan Patrick is not prepared to lead Texas.

From Leticia Van de Putte Campaign


October 3, 2014

COLE BALLWEG CAMPAIGN: TEXAS FARM BUREAU AGFUND ENDORSES COLE BALLWEG

The Texas Farm Bureau AGFUND has endorsed Cole Ballweg in his race for the Texas House District 94 seat. "Cole grew up in the same farmhouse where his grandfather was born," said Kenneth Dierschke, president of Texas Farm Bureau and AGFUND.

From Cole Ballweg Campaign


October 3, 2014

GLENN HEGAR CAMPAIGN: TEXAS CIVIL JUSTICE LEAGUE PAC ENDORSES GLENN HEGAR FOR COMPTROLLER

The Glenn Hegar Campaign announced today that the Texas Civil Justice League PAC (TCJL PAC) has endorsed Glenn Hegar in the November 4th general election race for Comptroller of Public Accounts.

From Glenn Hegar Campaign


October 3, 2014

WENDY DAVIS CAMPAIGN: BURKA ON TX GOV: "IT'S GOING TO BE CLOSER THAN PEOPLE THINK"

Paul Burka on TX Governor's Race: "...the full force of the Texas Enterprise Fund scandal has yet to be felt. It's going to be closer than people think."

From Wendy Davis Campaign


October 3, 2014

REPRESENTATIVE KENNETH SHEETS: STATEMENT ON SEVERE WEATHER

Overnight, severe storms struck the Dallas area causing widespread damage, several injuries, and leaving nearly 200,000 homes and businesses without power as of this morning. Oncor is working to restore power to the area and customers can follow their progress at stormcenter.oncor.com.

From Representative Kenneth Sheets


October 3, 2014

RED STATE WOMEN: KONNI BURTON TALKS FEMALE FACT[HER] IN NEW RSW VIDEO

At yesterday's Female Fact[her] tour kickoff in Dallas, Red State Women premiered its seventh "Why I am a Red State Woman" testimonial video featuring Konni Burton. Konni is the Republican nominee for Senate District 10 who is looking to bring a new energy to Austin this fall.

From Red State Women


October 3, 2014

TDP: TEXAS DEMOCRATS DENOUNCE 5TH CIRCUIT RULING ON HB2

Today, a three-judge panel of the U.S. 5th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that the state could enforce the requirements of HB2 during the appeals process. [Texas Tribune, 10/2/2014] Lisa Paul, Deputy Communications Director for the Texas Democratic Party released the following statement:

From Texas Democratic Party


October 3, 2014

PLANNED PARENTHOOD TEXAS VOTES: APPEALS COURT ENFORCES UNCONSTITUTIONAL RESTRICTIONS: GREG ABBOTT CELEBRATES CLOSING OF CLINICS

Today a panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit, ruled against Texas women and allowed extreme abortion restrictions to eviscerate women’s access to safe and legal abortion in the state.

From Planned Parenthood Texas Votes


October 3, 2014

TEXAS ATTORNEY GENERAL: FIFTH CIRCUIT LIFTS STAY, ALLOWING HB2 TO IMMEDIATELY GO INTO EFFECT

In a decision by Judge Jennifer Elrod, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit today lifted the district court’s injunction, allowing HB 2 to immediately go into effect.

From Texas Attorney General


October 3, 2014

SENATOR CHARLES SCHWERTNER: ANNOUNCES COMMITTEE HEARING ON STATE RESPONSE TO EBOLA IN TEXAS

Today, Chairman Charles Schwertner, MD (R-Georgetown), announced that the Senate Committee on Health & Human Services will be holding an informational hearing to discuss the confirmed case of Ebola in Dallas as well as the state's level of preparedness in responding to infectious diseases.

From Senator Charles Schwertner


October 2, 2014

SENATOR TED CRUZ: FAA SHOULD TAKE PRECAUTIONS TO PREVENT SPREAD OF EBOLA

U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, today sent a letter to Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Administrator Michael Huerta inquiring what measures the FAA is taking to prevent additional cases of Ebola from coming to the United States.

From Senator Ted Cruz


October 2, 2014

REPRESENTATIVE ROB ORR: ANNOUNCES START OF 2014-2015 HIGH SCHOOL AEROSPACE SCHOLARS

State Representative Rob Orr (R-Burleson) is pleased to announce the launch of the 2014-2015 High School Aerospace Scholars (HAS) project.

From Representative Rob Orr


October 2, 2014

REPRESENTATIVE ROB ORR: ANNOUNCES ADDITION OF BILL MEADOWS AS SPEAKER AT OCT. 13TH TRANSPORTATION TOWN HALL

State Representative Rob Orr of Burleson and the Greater Johnson County Transportation Coalition (GJCTC) are pleased to announce that William W. (Bill) Meadows, chairman of the North Texas High Speed Rail Commission and a Director of Move Texas Forward, will join The Honorable Joe Pickett

From Representative Rob Orr


October 2, 2014

TEXAS RAILROAD COMMISSION: COMMISSIONER PORTER: $174 MILLION INVESTED IN TEXAS' NATURAL GAS VEHICLES, STATIONS

Natural gas vehicles are catching on with private-sector investors in Texas. New figures from the Railroad Commission show that investment in natural gas vehicles and fueling stations in Texas totaled $174 million in the past year.

From Texas Railroad Commission


October 2, 2014

REPRESENTATIVE DAN BRANCH: STATEMENT ON EBOLA DIAGNOSIS IN NORTH TEXAS

Today, my office was represented at the Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital press conference in which Governor Rick Perry, Dallas city and county leaders, and public health professionals addressed the recent revelation that an individual in North Texas has been diagnosed with Ebola, the first such diagnosis in the United States, and that five Dallas students have been exposed to the disease.

From Representative Dan Branch


October 2, 2014

TEXAS CIVIL JUSTICE LEAGUE PAC: ENDORSES JUDGE JAIME TIJERINA FOR ELECTION TO THE 92ND DISTRICT COURT

The Texas Civil Justice League Political Action Committee (TCJL PAC) today endorsed Judge Jaime Tijerina for election to the 92nd District Court of Hidalgo County.

From Texas Civil Justice League PAC


October 2, 2014

PETE GALLEGO CAMPAIGN: BORDER LAW ENFORCEMENT COMMUNITY BACKING PETE GALLEGO

Today, a coalition of law enforcement professionals from Texas' border region announced their support of Democratic Congressman Pete Gallego's re-election bid in TX23 - a district which shares nearly 800 miles of border with Mexico.

From Pete Gallego Campaign


October 2, 2014

TEXAS PARENT PAC: ENDORSES LIBBY WILLIS FOR ELECTION TO TEXAS SENATE DISTRICT 10

Today Texas Parent PAC announced its endorsement of Libby Willis of Fort Worth for election as state senator in Senate District 10. This open seat in Tarrant County includes parts of 18 independent school districts, and public schools are a source of pride in every neighborhood in the district.

From Texas Parent PAC


October 2, 2014

WENDY DAVIS CAMPAIGN: ENTERING FINAL MONTH, NEW POLL SHOWS RACE TIGHTENING, NEW MOMENTUM BUILDING FOR WENDY DAVIS

Race is Now In Single Digits As New Revelations Emerge of Abbott Using His Office to Cover Up Tens of Millions of Taxpayer Dollars Funneled to Politically Connected Companies

From Wendy Davis Campaign


October 1, 2014

EDUCATE TEXAS: CONGRATULATES THE 28 TEXAS SCHOOLS THAT EARNED THE NATIONAL BLUE RIBBON DESIGNATION

On Tuesday, September 30, 2014, U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan recognized 337 public and private elementary, middle, and high schools across the country for their overall academic excellence or their progress in closing achievement gaps among student subgroups.

From Educate Texas


October 1, 2014

SENATOR TED CRUZ: STATEMENT ABOUT EBOLA DIAGNOSIS IN DALLAS

U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, today issued the following statement about the Ebola diagnosis that was confirmed in Dallas yesterday. “All of us are deeply concerned about the terrible outbreak of Ebola in Africa and the fact that there is now one confirmed case here in Texas.

From Senator Ted Cruz


October 1, 2014

MIKE COLLIER CAMPAIGN: HOUSTON CHRONICLE ENDORSES MIKE COLLIER FOR TEXAS COMPTROLLER

Last night the Houston Chronicle endorsed Mike Collier to be the next Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts. [Houston Chronicle, 9/30/2014] Mike has received the endorsements of the Austin American Statesman and the Corpus Christi Caller-Times.

From Mike Collier Campaign


October 1, 2014

RED STATE WOMEN: ANNOUNCES FEMALE FACT[HER] TOUR FEATURING TEXAS' LEADING GOP WOMEN

Red State Women is proud to announce the Female Fact[her] tour, a series of panel discussions featuring the Republican women leading Texas, sharing the ways women are driving and influencing our state's social, economic and political landscape. The tour kicks off in Dallas Oct. 2nd and heads to Houston Oct. 7th.

From Red State Women


October 1, 2014

TDP: HOUSTON CHRONICLE ENDORSES MIKE COLLIER FOR TEXAS STATE COMPTROLLER

Yesterday, the Houston Chronicle announced their endorsement of Democratic candidate Mike Collier for Texas State Comptroller.

From Texas Democratic Party


October 1, 2014

TRAVIS COUNTY DISTRICT ATTORNEY: STATEMENT REGARDING DELAY CASE

I respect these judges and the judicial process, but I strongly disagree with the Court’s opinion. As pointed out by Judge Meyers in his dissent, this opinion effectively repeals the Texas statute prohibiting corporate contributions and places a burden on the State that is impossible to overcome.

From Travis County District Attorney


October 1, 2014

REPRESENTATIVE DAN FLYNN: ANNOUNCES START OF 2014-2015 HIGH SCHOOL AEROSPACE SCHOLARS

Representative Flynn is pleased to announce the launch of the 2014-2015 High School Aerospace (HAS) project. HAS enables select Texas high school juniors to explore new frontiers and become a part of NASA'S plan for exploration.

From Representative Dan Flynn


October 1, 2014

WENDY DAVIS CAMPAIGN: NEW YORK TIMES AND HOUSTON CHRONICLE SAY DEBATE, TFF SCANDAL SPUR NEW MOMENTUM FOR WENDY DAVIS IN GOVERNOR'S RACE

On the heels of a new poll showing the race is within single digits, the New York Times and Houston Chronicle cited the debate and Abbott's role in the emerging Texas Enterprise Fund scandal to say that Wendy Davis has a new momentum in the race for Texas governor.

From Wendy Davis Campaign


October 1, 2014

REPRESENTATIVES EDDIE LUCIO III & SERGIO MUNOZ, JR.: ANNOUNCE SELECTION OF THE RIO GRANDE VALLEY REGIONAL ALERT SYSTEM ISSUING AUTHORITY

At a press conference today, State Representative Eddie Lucio III and State Representative Sergio Muñoz, Jr. formally announced the appointment of the Hidalgo County Sheriff’s Office as the Issuing Authority of the Regional Alert System being developed for the Hidalgo, Cameron and Willacy County region.

From Representatives Eddie Lucio III & Sergio Munoz, Jr.


October 1, 2014

SENATOR JUDITH ZAFFIRINI: BAYLOR COLLEGE OF MEDICINE ESTABLISHES SENATE JUDITH ZAFFIRINI ENDOWED SCHOLARSHIP FUND TO SUPPORT SOUTH TEXAS MEDICAL STUDENTS

Baylor College of Medicine on Tuesday (Sept. 30) announced the establishment of the Senator Judith Zaffirini Scholarship Fund, which will provide need-based financial aid to medical students from South Texas.

From Senator Judith Zaffirini


October 1, 2014

TEXANS FOR PUBLIC JUSTICE: STATEMENT ON TOM DELAY

Statement on the Court of Criminal Appeals decision to uphold the 3rd Court of Appeals order vacating Tom DeLay’s conviction for money-laundering and conspiracy. “Today’s decision is disappointing if not surprising.

From Texans for Public Justice


October 1, 2014

JOE MOODY CAMPAIGN: THE VILLAGE OF VINTON UNVEILS "LITTLE FREE LIBRARY" PROGRAM AND BOOK DRIVE

On Wednesday, October 20th at 10 am State Representative Joe Moody (El Paso, District 78) and the Village of Vinton Mayor Madeleine Praino will be unveiling their collaborative efforts to encourage literacy and the love of reading among Vinton's residents while highlighting accessibility and funding for library services outside the city of El Paso.

From Joe Moody Campaign


October 1, 2014

MIKE COLLIER CAMPAIGN: COLLIER ISSUES FIFTH POLICY PRIORITY TO PROTECT TAXPAYER RIGHTS

Today Mike Collier released his fifth policy priority to protect Taxpayer Rights. Mike is renewing his call to restore the Texas Performance Reviews to the comptroller’s office and re-naming them the Texas Accountability Team.

From Mike Collier Campaign


October 1, 2014

TEXAS LYCEUM: 2014 POLL - DAY TWO

The Lyceum Poll Finds: · Among likely voters: · Governor: Greg Abbott 49%, Wendy Davis 40% · Lt. Governor: Dan Patrick 47%, Leticia Van de Putte 33%

From Texas Lyceum


October 1, 2014

JOE MOODY CAMPAIGN: REP. MOODY AND UTEP PARTNER FOR SOIL STUDY AT FT. BLOSS NATIONAL CEMETERY

On Thursday, October 2nd at 8:30 AM the office of State Representative Joe Moody (El Paso, District 78) and researchers from the University of Texas at El Paso will visit Ft. Bliss National Cemetery to begin a soil study that will explore solutions for the sunken graves that have occurred at the cemetery over the past few years.

From Joe Moody Campaign


October 1, 2014

WENDY DAVIS CAMPAIGN: WATCH: ABBOTT CAN'T ANSWER WHY HE RULED TO KEEP TO 5 TEF APPLICATIONS SECRET THAT DON'T EXIST

"Five Of The Recipients That Were Named In Abbott's 2004 Rulings...Never Actually Submitted Formal Applications...It's Not Clear What Abbott Was Telling Perry He Had To Keep Secret..."

From Wendy Davis Campaign


October 1, 2014

TEXANS FOR LAWSUIT REFORM PAC: DEBATE SHOWS CLEAR CHOICE FOR TEXANS

Texans for Lawsuit Reform Political Action Committee issued the following statement following the second gubernatorial debate held earlier this evening. Speaking for the TLRPAC Board, Richard W. Weekley said:

From Texans for Lawsuit Reform PAC


October 1, 2014

WENDY DAVIS CAMPAIGN: ON DEBATE: ABBOTT ON DEFENSE ON TEXAS ENTERPRISE FUND

Wendy Davis communications director Zac Petkanas released the following statement after tonight's debate: "Tonight, Wendy Davis exposed Greg Abbott for selling out the hardworking Texans she fights for every day.

From Wendy Davis Campaign


October 1, 2014

TEXAS AFL-CIO: SECOND DEBATE A BIG WIN FOR DAVIS

Texas AFL-CIO President Becky Moeller said tonight that Sen. Wendy Davis, the COPE-endorsed candidate for Governor was the hands-down winner of her second debate with Attorney General Greg Abbott:

From Texas AFL-CIO


October 1, 2014

RED STATE WOMEN: ISSUE STATEMENT ON GUBERNATORIAL DEBATE

Red State Women issued the following statement in response to tonight's Gubernatorial debate: "When it comes to the future of Texas, Wendy Davis ducked and dodged questions Texas voters deserve answers to.

From Red State Women


October 1, 2014

ANNIE'S LIST: WENDY DAVIS CLEAR VICTOR IN DEBATE, ABBOTT FUMBLES TRYING TO DEFEND RECORD

Annie’s List Interim Executive Director Patsy Woods Martin released the following statement in response to tonight's debate between Wendy Davis and Greg Abbott:

From Annie's List


October 1, 2014

BATTLEGROUND TEXAS: WENDY DAVIS CLEAR WINNER IN FINAL GUBERNATORIAL DEBATE

Tonight, voters watched as Senator Wendy Davis dominated the second and final gubernatorial debate of the 2014 election, emphasizing how she would support health care, education and infrastructure for all Texans.

From Battleground Texas


October 1, 2014

PETE GALLEGO CAMPAIGN: TX23: WILL HURD REFUSES TO DEBATE PETE GALLEGO

The Gallego for Congress campaign just learned that Republican challenger Will Hurd has officially refused to participate in a debate with Pete Gallego.

From Pete Gallego Campaign


October 1, 2014

TDP: WENDY DAVIS AND LETICIA VAN DE PUTTE SWEEP DEBATES

Tonight, Senator Wendy Davis and Attorney General Greg Abbott met for their second and final gubernatorial debate in Dallas. With her vision for Texas, once again Wendy Davis emerged victorious in tonight’s debate.

From Texas Democratic Party


October 1, 2014

SENATOR CHARLES SCHWERTNER: STATEMENT ON EBOLA VIRUS IN TEXAS

The following statement was made by State Senator Charles Schwertner (R-Georgetown), in response to a confirmed case of the Ebola virus in a Dallas-area hospital: "This afternoon, state health officials confirmed that an unnamed patient in a Dallas hospital has tested positive for the Ebola virus.

From Senator Charles Schwertner


October 1, 2014

TDP: 2016 TRIP ADVISOR: PERRY'S NEW YORK FIELD TEAM

Tonight, Rick Perry is skipping watching the Texas gubernatorial debate and instead will be headlining a fundraiser for Republican Rob Astorino, who is running for New York governor.

From Texas Democratic Party


September 30, 2014

TEXAS EDUCATION AGENCY: PERMANENT SCHOOL FUND BECOMES NATION'S LARGEST EDUCATIONAL ENDOWMENT

Commissioner of Education Michael Williams and Texas Land Commissioner Jerry Patterson announced today that the Permanent School Fund has reached a record high value in 2014, making it the largest educational endowment in the country.

From Texas Education Agency


September 30, 2014

BALANCED ENERGY FOR TEXAS COALITION: STATEMENT FROM MICHAEL J. NASI, GENERAL COUNSEL

Following testimony before a hearing of the Texas House Committee on Environmental Regulation on Assessing the Impact of EPA’s Proposed 111(d) Rule on the State of Texas, Mike Nasi, issued the following:

From Balanced Energy for Texas Coalition


September 30, 2014

TEXAS DPS: SELECT DRIVER LICENSE OFFICES OPEN SATURDAYS TO ISSUE ELECTION IDENTIFICATION CERTIFICATES

The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS), in advance of the upcoming November election, will be offering Saturday hours at select driver license offices to issue Election Identification Certificates (EIC) only beginning Oct. 11 through Nov. 8.

From Texas DPS


September 30, 2014

REPRESENTATIVE TONNY DALE: STATEMENT ON MOBILE ELECTION IDENTIFICATION CERTIFICATE STATION COMING TO LEANDER

Today DPS announced that a mobile station issuing Election Identification Certificates (EICs) will be available at the Leander Church of Christ from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

From Representative Tony Dale


September 30, 2014

TEXAS WINDSTORM INSURANCE ASSOCIATION: IMPROVES FINANCIAL OUTLOOK

The Texas Windstorm Insurance Association (TWIA) has successfully obtained $500 million in funds to assist in paying future catastrophic claims. The funds come from the issuance of pre-event Class 1 bonds by the Texas Public Finance Authority on behalf of TWIA.

From Texas Windstorm Insurance Association


September 30, 2014

TEXAS ATTORNEY GENERAL: MULTISTATE COALITION, U.S. REACH $56.5 MILLION AGREEMENT WITH PHARMACEUTICAL MAKER

Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott, 48 other state attorneys general and the federal government secured a $56.5 million agreement with Pennsylvania-based drug maker Shire Pharmaceuticals LLC. The agreement resolves the states’ Medicaid fraud investigation against Shire for unlawfully promoting five of its drugs: Adderrall XR, Vyvanse, Daytrona, Lialda and Pentasa.

From Texas Attorney General


September 30, 2014

DWAYNE BOHAC CAMPAIGN: REP. BOHAC ANNOUNCES ENDORSEMENT FROM MAJOR PRO-BUSINESS GROUPS

State Representative Dwayne Bohac (R-Houston) is proud to announce that his campaign has received the endorsement of two of Texas' largest business organizations, NFIB/Texas and Texas Association of Business.

From Dwayne Bohac Campaign


September 30, 2014

WENDY DAVIS CAMPAIGN: LAUNCHES MYTEXASVOTES.COM AS DIGITAL HUB FOR GETTING OUT THE VOTE

In the first of its kind effort in Texas, today the Wendy Davis Campaign is launching a new website, MyTexasVotes.com, as a digital hub for the campaign's get out the vote efforts which will provide answers to questions voters may have about casting their ballots.

From Wendy Davis Campaign


September 30, 2014

WENDY DAVIS CAMPAIGN: ABBOTT'S EXCUSES ON TEF DEBUNKED

The Attorney General's office went into full fledged damage control mode following the release of a scathing audit of the Texas Enterprise Fund that made clear that at least $172 million in taxpayer funds were handed out to companies that never even submitted applications.

From Wendy Davis Campaign


September 30, 2014

WENDY DAVIS CAMPAIGN: STATEWIDE COVERAGE OF WENDY DAVIS' CALL FOR INVESTIGATION INTO ABBOTT'S ACTIONS TO COVER UP MISUSE OF TEXAS ENTERPRISE FUND

From the Rio Grande Valley to Corpus Christi to Houston and Dallas, TV Stations Are Taking Notice of Abbott's Attempt to Cover Up the Fact that Tens of Millions of Taxpayer Dollars Were Doled Out to Companies Improperly

From Wendy Davis Campaign


September 30, 2014

TEXANS FOR PUBLIC JUSTICE: WYLY POLITICIANS CAN HELP REPAY FRAUD JUDGMENT

A judge recently ordered the Dallas-based Wyly brothers to pay $188 million for fraudulent manipulation of offshore accounts over 10 years. Sam Wyly and the estate of Charles Wyly say they no longer have that kind of scratch.

From Texans for Public Justice


September 30, 2014

TEXAS CIVIL RIGHTS PROJECT: INTER-AMERICAN COMMISSION ON HUMAN RIGHTS ANNOUNCES HEARING ON TEXAS EXTREME PRISON HEAT

The Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) has announced it will hold a hearing in Washington, D.C. on October 27, 2014 regarding Texas’ violation of prison inmates’ human rights by exposing them to dangerously hot temperatures.

From Texas Civil Rights Project


September 30, 2014

LONE STAR PROJECT: WILL ABBOTT CONTINUE COVERING UP TEXAS ENTERPRISE SCANDAL?

Today, the Lone Star Project filed a Texas Public Information Act (TPIA) request to Greg Abbott’s Office of the Attorney General requesting documents related to the expanding Texas Enterprise Fund fraud scandal.

From Lone Star Project


September 30, 2014

BATTLEGROUND TEXAS: APPLAUDS LETICIA VAN DE PUTTE

After a stellar showing by Leticia Van de Putte in Texas’ first -- and only -- Lieutenant Governor debate of the 2014 election season, Battleground Texas Executive Director Jenn Brown released the following statement:

From Battleground Texas


September 30, 2014

THE TEXAS LYCEUM: 2014 TEXAS LYCEUM POLL - DAY ONE

The Lyceum Poll Finds: · Texans see immigration and border security as the most important issue facing the state (combined total of 31% pushes education to third place this year), while the economy and jobs are seen as the most important issue facing the country (combined total of 20%)

From The Texas Lyceum


September 30, 2014

ANNIE'S LIST: LETICIA VAN DE PUTTE WINS DEBATE, DAN PATRICK SIDES AGAINST WOMEN- AGAIN

Annie’s List Interim Executive Director Patsy Woods Martin released the following statement in response to tonight's debate between candidates for lieutenant governor:

From Annie's List


September 30, 2014

RED STATE WOMEN: STATEMENT ON LT. GOVERNOR DEBATE

Red State Women issued the following statement in response to tonight's Lt. Governor debate: "Tonight's debate was a clear choice between a fighter for Texas taxpayers and a lukewarm liberal with very little vision for Texas' future.

From Red State Women


September 30, 2014

WENDY DAVIS CAMPAIGN: DAVIS CONGRATULATES LETICIA VAN DE PUTTE ON STRONG SHOWING IN TONIGHT'S DEBATE

Wendy Davis released the following statement after Sen. Leticia Van de Putte debated Dan Patrick this evening: "Tonight's debate made crystal clear the choice in this election.

From Wendy Davis Campaign


September 30, 2014

PLANNED PARENTHOOD TEXAS VOTES PAC: ON LT. GOVERNOR DEBATE: DAN PATRICK POSES A THREAT TO ALL TEXAS WOMEN

Planned Parenthood Texas Votes PAC released the following statement on the ONLY debate between women’s health champion Leticia Van de Putte and Dan Patrick, who has been a leading opponent of access to affordable birth control, safe and legal abortion and live-saving, preventive health care access for Texas women.

From Planned Parenthood Texas Votes PAC


September 30, 2014

TEXAS AFL-CIO: VAN DE PUTTE SHINES IN TV DEBATE

Texas AFL-CIO President Becky Moeller issued this statement on the debate tonight between Sen. Leticia Van de Putte, the COPE-endorsed candidate for Lieutenant Governor, and Sen. Dan Patrick:

From Texas AFL-CIO


September 30, 2014

COLE BALLWEG CAMPAIGN: HD94 RACE A STATISTICAL DEAD HEAT 46%-48%

Experts and recent polling have confirmed that HD94 is highly competitive. Over the past two weeks, the Fort Worth Star Telegram, The Texas Tribune, and The Quorum Report have identified HD94 as one of the most tightly contested races in Texas.

From Cole Ballweg Campaign


September 30, 2014

LETICIA VAN DE PUTTE CAMPAIGN: SENATOR VAN DE PUTTE RELEASES TAXES, CHALLENGES DAN PATRICK TO DO THE SAME

Texas voters deserve to know the how candidates, vying for Texas’ most powerful offices, earn a living. Since the start of her campaign for Lt. Governor, Senator Van de Putte has been open and transparent with Texas voters.

From Leticia Van de Putte Campaign


September 30, 2014

BATTLEGROUND TEXAS: DAN PATRICK CAN NO LONGER HIDE FROM VOTERS

As Texas voters get ready to tune in to tonight’s Lieutenant Governor debate -- the first and only of the 2014 election season -- Battleground Texas spokeswoman Erica Sackin issued the following statement:

From Battleground Texas


September 29, 2014

WENDY DAVIS CAMPAIGN: TYLER ELECTED OFFICIALS ENDORSE WENDY DAVIS FOR TEXAS GOVERNOR

This morning, Tyler elected officials formally endorsed Wendy Davis and highlighted the clear contrast in this year's race for Texas governor.

From Wendy Davis Campaign


September 29, 2014

SENATOR JUDITH ZAFFIRINI: REMINDS TEXANS OF OCT. 6 VOTER REGISTRATION DEADLINE

Monday, Oct. 6, is the deadline to register to vote in the Nov. 4 elections, Senator Judith Zaffirini, D-Laredo, reminded Texans today (Monday). "The Oct. 6 deadline is fast-approaching, and it is critical that eligible Texans register to vote," Senator Zaffirini said.

From Senator Judith Zaffirini


September 29, 2014

KEN PAXTON CAMPAIGN: TEXAS FARM BUREAU'S AGFUND ENDORSES KEN PAXTON FOR ATTORNEY GENERAL

The board of directors of the Texas Farm Bureau (TFB) political arm, the TFB Friends of Agriculture Fund (AGFUND), Inc., announced today a unanimous endorsement of Republican nominee Ken Paxton in the race for Texas Attorney General.

From Ken Paxton Campaign


September 29, 2014

TEXAS FARM BUREAU AGFUND: ENDORSES KEN PAXTON FOR TEXAS ATTORNEY GENERAL

The board of directors of the Texas Farm Bureau (TFB) political arm, the TFB Friends of Agriculture Fund (AGFUND), Inc., announced today a unanimous endorsement of Republican nominee Ken Paxton in the race for Texas Attorney General.

From Texas Farm Bureau AGFUND


September 29, 2014

TEXAS AFL-CIO: DOROTHY GUNN, WIFE OF FORMER TEXAS AFL-CIO PRESIDENT, DEAD AT 82

Dorothy Gunn, wife of former Texas AFL-CIO President Joe D. Gunn, died suddenly Saturday at the age of 82. Mrs. Gunn was a warm, popular presence at union meetings for decades.

From Texas AFL-CIO


September 29, 2014

REPRESENTATIVE J.M. LOZANO: VOTER ID

As we head into this upcoming election with the Voter ID law passed in the 81st legislature, you may be wondering what you need to know before going to the polls. The Voter ID law requires you to take a picture ID, but has continued to be a hot topic since it took effect in 2011.

From Representative J.M. Lozano


September 29, 2014

LONE STAR PROJECT: ABBOTT COVER-UP UNCOVERED

Over the last 72 hours the controversy regarding improper payments made by the Texas Enterprise Fund has become a full-blown scandal encompassing Republican gubernatorial candidate Greg Abbott.

From Lone Star Project


September 29, 2014

TEXPAC: ENDORSES WAYNE FAIRCLOTH FOR TEXAS HOUSE

TEXPAC, the political advocacy arm of the Texas Medical Association (TMA), has announced its endorsement of Wayne Faircloth for Texas House District 23. “Wayne Faircloth has earned grassroots support from local physicians, which is important for any TEXPAC endorsement,” said TEXPAC Board Chair Jerry Hunsaker, MD.

From TEXPAC


September 29, 2014

WENDY DAVIS CAMPAIGN: ABBOTT CAMPAIGN HAS NO RESPONSE TO COVER UP OF TEXAS ENTERPRISE FUNDS' IMPROPER USE

Matt Hirsch is Greg Abbott's campaign communications director

From Wendy Davis Campaign


September 29, 2014

SENATOR TED CRUZ: ICYMI: PRESIDENT OBAMA ADMITS U.S. UNDERESTIMATED ISIS, WE SHOULD NOT UNDERESTIMATE IRAN, TOO

Yesterday in an interview with 60 Minutes, President Obama acknowledged that the United States underestimated the threat of the Islamic State. His willingness to make concessions to the Islamic Republic in pursuit of a deal, while innocent Americans languish in their prisons, suggests he is underestimating the threat of a nuclear Iran as well.

From Senator Ted Cruz


September 29, 2014

RED STATE WOMEN: ENCOURAGING GIRLS IN STEM STARTS WITH STRONG FEMALE ROLE MODELS

Today, Red State Women released it's sixth "Why I am a Red State Woman" video featuring electrical engineer and CEO Ronke Okpa. As a female in a predominately male field, Ronke hopes sharing her story will bring awareness and encourage young women to seek engineering positions.

From Red State Women


September 29, 2014

INSURANCE COUNCIL OF TEXAS: SMOKE ALARM PROGRAM CELEBRATES 10 YEARS

The Insurance Council of Texas (ICT), through its We’re Out to Alarm Texas program, has donated approximately 12,000 smoke alarms to Texas to seniors and other citizens throughout the state. These smoke alarms have been distributed and installed by firefighters in 40 Texas fire departments.

From Insurance Council of Texas


September 29, 2014

LETICIA VAN DE PUTTE CAMPAIGN: 40 DAYS, 40 WAYS DAN PATRICK IS WRONG FOR TEXAS - #38 DAN PATRICK VOTES AGAINST BUY-TEXAN/BUY-AMERICAN RULES

This November, Texans will have the chance to elect Leticia Van de Putte, a proven problem solver, who will fight for all Texans, as their next lieutenant governor. We are 38 days away from the general election. Today, we continue highlighting our top 40 reasons why Dan Patrick is not prepared to lead Texas.

From Leticia Van de Putte Campaign


September 29, 2014

LETICIA VAN DE PUTTE CAMPAIGN: STATE FILES APPEAL TO SCHOOL FINANCE RULING

This November, Texans will have the chance to elect Leticia Van de Putte, a proven problem solver, who will fight for all Texans, as their next lieutenant governor. We are 38 days away from the general election. Today, we continue highlighting our top 40 reasons why Dan Patrick is not prepared to lead Texas.

From Leticia Van de Putte Campaign


September 29, 2014

LONE STAR PROJECT: ABBOTT TEF STATEMENT DISHONEST

Greg Abbott arrogantly believes he can pick and choose which laws he enforces and which he does not. It's clear that Texas Enterprise Funds moved improperly to many of Abbott's friends and allies. He chose to ignore the law that calls on him to investigate, prosecute and recover the money.

From Lone Star Project


September 29, 2014

WENDY DAVIS CAMPAIGN: DAVIS RESPONDS TO GREG ABBOTT'S APPEAL OF THE SCHOOL FINANCE CASE

Senator Wendy Davis, candidate for governor of Texas, issued the following statement after Attorney General Greg Abbott filed an appeal in the school financing case: "Greg Abbott is voluntarily using his office to continue fighting a courtroom lawsuit against more than 600 Texas school districts in an effort to keep them underfunded, their classrooms overcrowded and their teachers laid off.

From Wendy Davis Campaign


September 26, 2014

OFFICE OF THE GOVERNOR: TEXAS STATE GUARD SAVES LIVES DURING SEARCH FOR HUMAN REMAINS IN BROOKS COUNTY

A special state search team, trained in rescue and recovery operations and ordered by Gov. Rick Perry to assist Brooks County with locating human remains of suspected illegal immigrants, is also saving lives during its mission.

From Office of the Governor


September 26, 2014

GLENN HEGAR CAMPAIGN: TEXAS EMERGENCY SERVICES PAC ENDORSES GLENN HEGAR FOR COMPTROLLER

The Glenn Hegar Campaign announced today that the Texas Emergency Services PAC (TESPAC) has endorsed Glenn Hegar in the November 4th general election race for Comptroller of Public Accounts.

From Glenn Hegar Campaign


September 26, 2014

TEXAS DENTISTS FOR MEDICAID REFORM: YOU'VE HEARD OF THE GAMBINOS AND GOTTIS, RIGHT? HOW ABOUT XEROX?

TDMR has now posted online the over 50 minute testimony of Douglas Wilson, the Health and Human Services Commission Inspector General, before the House Human Services Committee on September 3rd.

From Texas Dentists for Medicaid Reform


September 26, 2014

SENATOR TED CRUZ: ABBAS IS WRONG

U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, today released the following statement regarding PA President Mahmoud Abbas’ remarks at the U.N. General Assembly this morning, slanderously accusing Israel of conducting a “war of genocide” during the recent conflict in Gaza.

From Senator Ted Cruz


September 26, 2014

LONE STAR PROJECT: TEXAS ENTERPRISE FUND SCANDAL INCLUDES GREG ABBOTT

The responsibility for the Texas Enterprise Fund scandal that broke open earlier this week initially appeared limited to actions taken by Governor Rick Perry and those who work on his behalf.

From Lone Star Project


September 26, 2014

WENDY DAVIS CAMPAIGN: DAVIS FIRES UP PACKED HOUSE IN BEAUMONT

Yesterday, Wendy Davis met with supporters and volunteers at the Jefferson County Democratic Headquarters in Beaumont.

From Wendy Davis Campaign


September 26, 2014

REPRESENTATIVE ROB ORR: & GREATER JOHNSON COUNTY TRANSPORTATION COALITION HOST TRANSPORTATION TOWN HALL ON PROPOSITION 1

State Representative Rob Orr of Burleson and the Greater Johnson County Transportation Coalition (GJCTC) are hosting a Transportation Town Hall at 6 p.m., Monday, October 13, at Venue 510 in Burleson.

From Representative Rob Orr


September 26, 2014

MIKE COLLIER CAMPAIGN: COLLIER ACCEPTS DEBATE INVITATION FROM TIME WARNER CABLE NEWS IN AUSTIN, GLENN HEGAR REFUSES

On Wednesday, Time Warner Cable News invited the Republican and Democratic candidates for Texas Comptroller to a televised debate. Yesterday, Democratic nominee Mike Collier accepted while Glenn Hegar refused.

From Mike Collier Campaign


September 26, 2014

RPT: CONGRATULATIONS TO TEXAS FEDERATION FOR REPUBLICAN OUTREACH AND STATE REP. JAMES WHITE ON HOSTING A SUCCESSFUL CONSERVATIVE BLACK LEADERS' SUMMIT

It was with great pleasure that Chairman Munisteri accepted an invitation to deliver the keynote address at the first annual Conservative Black Leaders’ Summit. The day-long summit, hosted by State Representative James White, took place on September 20th at the NASA Hilton hotel in Houston.

From Republican Party of Texas


September 26, 2014

REPRESENTATIVE DAN FLYNN: ELECTED TO THE NCSL EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE

At the annual National Conference of State Legislative Summit in Minneapolis, MN, Representative Dan Flynn was elected to serve on the 2014-2015 National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL) Executive Committee.

From Representative Dan Flynn


September 26, 2014

REPRESENTATIVE DAN FLYNN: ANNOUNCES NEW MEMBER OF HIS LEGISLATIVE TEAM

Representative Dan Flynn (R-Van) is pleased to announce the selection of Kelli Linza for position of Administrative Assistant. She will be based in the Capitol Office and will be responsible for a wide range of constituent and administrative issues.

From Representative Dan Flynn


September 26, 2014

TDP: ICYMI: TOP TEXAS DEMOCRATIC CANDIDATES ADDRESS DISABLED VOTERS (REPUBLICANS ARE A NO SHOW)

In case you missed it, yesterday, Wendy Davis, Leticia Van de Putte and Sam Houston all had the chance to address voters at this year’s Texas Disabilities Issues Forum (TDIF). Their opponents however, were a no show at the forum.

From Texas Democratic Party


September 26, 2014

TDP: AN AWKWARD DINNER DATE WITH GOVERNOR RICK PERRY & DAN PATRICK

Tonight, Governor Rick Perry will headline a fundraiser for Tea Party favorite and Republican nominee for Lt. Governor, Dan Patrick. [Houston Chronicle, 9/24/14] That might be most awkward dinner date of the 2014 cycle, given that the pair completely disagree on the Texas Dream Act.

From Texas Democratic Party


September 26, 2014

REPRESENTATIVE JOAQUIN CASTRO: STATEMENT ON CORRUPT USE OF TEXAS TAXPAYER FUNDS

Congressman Joaquin Castro (TX-20) released this statement following an independent audit report that shows the corrupt practices of Governor Perry’s Texas Enterprise Fund.

From Representative Joaquin Castro


September 25, 2014

SENATOR KIRK WATSON: STATEMENT ON ENTERPRISE FUND AUDIT

The following is a statement from Sen. Watson following the release of the state auditor's review of the Texas Enterprise Fund: Sadly, the state auditor's review of the Texas Enterprise Fund laid bare what appears to be a disregard for public trust.

From Senator Kirk Watson


September 25, 2014

SENATOR TED CRUZ: STATEMENT ON AG ERIC HOLDER RESIGNATION

U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, today issued the following statement regarding Attorney General Eric Holder’s resignation. “It is good news that Eric Holder has announced his resignation.

From Senator Ted Cruz


September 25, 2014

TEXANS FOR PUBLIC JUSTICE: PERRY'S CON JOB

TPJ has documented the questionable job creation reports at the Texas Enterprise Fund since 2010. TPJ has also tracked campaign contributions from TEF grant recipients to Governor Perry and other state officials.

From Texans for Public Justice


September 25, 2014

TDP: ICYMI: GOP HIDING IN THE DARK BY REFUSING TO DEBATE

In case you missed it, Texas Republicans have evaded most debate challenges in the general election this cycle. After years of creating a culture of corruption, Texas Republicans believe they are entitled to every office they are running for this year.

From Texas Democratic Party


September 25, 2014

LONE STAR PROJECT: POST-ELECTION CRIMINAL INVESTIGATION LIKELY FOR KEN PAXTON

The Travis County District Attorney has confirmed that any investigation into the criminal felony complaint filed against Republican candidate for attorney general Ken Paxton would take place after the November 4th General Election.

From Lone Star Project


September 25, 2014

OFFICE OF THE GOVERNOR: STATEMENT BY GOV. PERRY IN RECOGNITION OF ROSH HASHANAH

Gov. Rick Perry today released the following statement in recognition of Rosh Hashanah: "Each year, the High Holidays represent a time of solemn reflection and remembrance of the past, tempered with hope for better days ahead.

From Office of the Governor